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I had a wrist arthroscopy 6 mos ago but still can't do anything active with my rest, how long will it take?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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
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
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
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 ...Read more
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