Wrist Arthroscopy

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Wrist Arthroscopy

This minimally invasive outpatient procedure allows the surgeon to evaluate and treat injuries and disorders of the ligaments, cartilage, and bones of the wrist. The surgeon uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, and tiny instruments which are inserted through small incisions in the wrist.

What is a wrist arthroscopy?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a wrist arthroscopy, including preparation, accessing the wrist, joint inspection, repairing the joint, and end of procedure. Afterward, the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape. Local anesthetic is administered to the wrist for pain relief. The wrist is then bandaged and usually splinted to immobilize the joint. The patient will be given pain relievers and is allowed to go home the same day.