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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Wrist Arthroscopy (Overview)

A diagnostic and therapeutic way to treat the wrist. Utilizing a small camera (endoscope) the joint space between the radius and carpal bones can be evaluated through several small ports. Various instruments can then be used to debride synovitis, evaluate and treat ligament tears. The minimally invasive procedure leaves little incisions and quick recoveries.


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What to do after wrist arthroscopy?

What to do after wrist arthroscopy?

Wrist arthroscopy: Depending upon the operation done your surgeon will have certain do s and don'ts. For example after a diagnostic scope perhaps you will move right away but after a reconstruction of a ligament or cartilage you will be immobilized. Talk to your surgeon but gentle finger motion, elevation and ice are generally used initially. Follwed by motion and therapy as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
39 doctors shared insights

Wrist Arthroscopy (Overview)

A diagnostic and therapeutic way to treat the wrist. Utilizing a small camera (endoscope) the joint space between the radius and carpal bones can be evaluated through several small ports. Various instruments can then be used to debride synovitis, evaluate and treat ligament tears. The minimally invasive procedure leaves little incisions and quick recoveries.


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What to expect after wrist arthroscopy?

What to expect after wrist arthroscopy?

Much depends upon: What the conditions that are being treated are and what occurs post operative can be early rom to prolonged immobilization. Sorry to say but the best answer is to specifically talk to your surgeon about what the possible post operative regimen will be based upon the possible findings and what is done https://twitter.Com/drwint. ...Read more

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To what extent does a wrist arthroscopy cost?

Variable: Depends on the type of injury within the wrist leading to the need for arthroscopy. Obviously different types of injury require different modes of treatment through the scope and will effect the cost. Other variables include type of anesthesia and location of the procedure, i.e..Hospital vs. Surgical center. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Would my wrist ever be 100% after wrist arthroscopy?

Would my wrist ever be 100% after wrist arthroscopy?

Much depends upon: What the conditions that are being treated are and what occurs post operative can be early rom to prolonged immobilization. Sorry to say but the best answer is to specifically talk to your surgeon about what the possible post operative regimen will be based upon the possible findings and what is done https://twitter.Com/drwint. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: wrist arthroscopy?

What is the definition or description of: wrist arthroscopy?

Minimally invasive: A diagnostic and therapeutic way to treat the wrist. Utilizing a small camera (endoscope) the joint space between the radius and carpal bones can be evaluated through several small ports. Various instruments can then be used to debride synovitis, evaluate and treat ligament tears. The minimally invasive procedure leaves little incisions and quick recoveries. ...Read more

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Will my wrist ever be 100% better after a wrist arthroscopy?

Will my wrist ever be 100% better after a wrist arthroscopy?

Depends: sometimes you can be 100% better after undergoing a period of physical therapy. if your problem was a TFCC tear, we call that the low back pain of the wrist so you could be doing something and the pain could start all over again. just have to be mindful of that and try to avoid activites that might retrigger the pain. ...Read more

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Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Yes: While less invasive and less painful post operatively than an open procedure there is a period of post op pain associated with the procedure. Level of pain depends on the type of procedure performed. ...Read more

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I had wrist arthroscopy in february, but still have a lot of pain. Is this normal?

I had wrist arthroscopy in february, but still have a lot of pain. Is this normal?

It depends...: Wrist arthroscopy can be performed for a variety of disorders, such as arthritis, ligament injury, or bony pathology. Sometimes, wrist arthroscopy can be employed as a "minimally invasive" technique for diagnosing various wrist ailments. ...Read more

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I had wrist arthroscopy 3 days ago. The swelling went down some yesterday but today is more pronounced. Should i be concerned? How long does it last?

I had wrist arthroscopy 3 days ago. The swelling went down some yesterday but today is more pronounced. Should i be concerned? How long does it last?

Wrist A,scopy: The swelling may take a week to resolve completely you should be concerned if your pain is increased, redness appears , it gets hot or you are running fever. ...Read more

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How much time after a wrist arthroscopy do you wiat to do sports?

Depends on findings: You can return to sports after you are healed and painfree. Talk to your surgeon as to what was done and how long it takes to heal. ...Read more

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How long for wrist to heal after wrist arthroscopy for ruptured ligament in triangular cartelage?

Did you ask your Dr?: That could vary from case to case. Did you ask your doctor who did the procedure? ...Read more

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I had wrist arthroscopy several days ago and the hand/wrist surgeon found shredded ligaments. What are the options as a result of this finding?

I had wrist arthroscopy several days ago and the hand/wrist surgeon found shredded ligaments. What are the options as a result of this finding?

Wrist ligaments vary: In their importance and function. At times findings seen arthroscopicaly may not be relevant to wrsit function, while at others they are vitally important. Ask your surgeon about thi and the discussion regarding opotins should follow. The condition of cartilage, arthritis and surrounding tissues is equally important as are your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had wrist arthroscopy 14 months ago after ruptured triangular cartilage ligaments. Is it advisable to use crutches for broken foot?

I had wrist arthroscopy 14 months ago after ruptured triangular cartilage ligaments. Is it advisable to use crutches for broken foot?

All should B well-: -heald @ thar time frame, & crutches should B fine if the repair fails it would B due 2 what U did B4 use of the crutches. ...Read more

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Arthroscopy to fix wrist ligament tear, what to do?

Follow the recommen-: -dations of your surgeon, they all have post op protocols that need to be followed to the"T". ...Read more

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Rsi to wrist over past 10 months, last 5 months no injury, been doing physical therapy for last 2. However pain during hyperextension sometime, is it time for arthroscopy? Or give more time for therap

Wrist pain : X-ray and an MRI / mr arthrogram of the wrist should have been performed for wrist pain lasting 5-10 months. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can also provide valuable information. An underlying cartilaginous tear or tendon disruption may be present. Arthroscopic surgery may help determine and treat the cause at the same time. Depending on the cause, prp & prolotherapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is wrist arthroscopic surgery like?

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. ...Read more

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I've had wrist arthroscopic surgery done, and now it looks like my bones seperated and they pop all the time and its very painful..Is this normal?

No it is not: Having said that what the doctor told you have, did he do any repair through the scope or no? Why is the popping ? Why is the pain? I would go back those and see his response ? If you are satisfy seek second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
1,278 doctors shared insights

Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more