Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

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:

  1. Torn ligament repair (such as the triangle fibrocartilage complex, (TFCC))
  2. Torn cartilage in need of stabilization
  3. Arthritis
  4. Repair of a wrist bone, or a metacarpal or arm bone that connects with the wrist
  5. Removal of a cyst (e.g. ganglion cyst)
  6. Debridement (removal of damaged tissues) to relieve pain and improve mobility
  7. 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.