The term “arthroscopic” refers to a scope that visualizes joint tissues and serves as a conduit for surgical instruments. There are many reasons why a patient may benefit from arthroscopic wrist surgery from our Houston wrist surgeons including the following:
- Torn ligament repair (such as the triangle fibrocartilage complex, (TFCC))
- Torn cartilage in need of stabilization
- Repair of a wrist bone, or a metacarpal or arm bone that connects with the wrist
- Removal of a cyst (e.g. ganglion cyst)
- Debridement (removal of damaged tissues) to relieve pain and improve mobility
- Removal of a small bone in the wrist that is dislocated and causing pain
Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, usually involving a small incision that heals without noticeable scarring. Recovery is typically quick and normal activity can be resumed within a few weeks.