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What is wrist arthroscopic surgery like?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
The same like other: Arthroscopic surgery, her the space little tight, we have to use traction some to see the detail of the joint and ligaments.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Outpatient surgery: They usually just numb up your arm and sedated you.Your wrist is distracted and filled with fluid. 3-4 small portals (holes) are made to evaluate the wirst joints. Thru the portals things can be shaved, or fixed sometimes findings require an open surgery. A splint is applied for a few weeks or more depending on what is done.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2014

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