A 32-year-old member asked:
how difficult is arthroscopic wrist surgery?
3 doctor answers
Easy: In experienced hands it is easy. Do no be afraid to ask you surgeon how many wrist scope he/she does a year. You want someone who performs at least one a month.
Answered on Jul 17, 2012
Dr. Robert Coats II answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Straight forward: The wrist is a small joint, which requires special equipment and experience to obtain adequate visualization. Most of the time, the procedure consists of removal of inflammed and damaged tissue. Occasionally, a repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex is done arthroscopically. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for further evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Aug 22, 2012
Not difficult: Wrist arthroscopy is not difficult for someone who specializes in hand surgery. Ask the physician about their specialty and how many wrist scopes a year they do.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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