Wrist arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat problems inside your wrist joint.
It is performed if you have a wrist injury, such as a fall or a twisting of your wrist, that is causing you pain, swelling or clicking, as these symptoms may indicate you have an internal wrist problem.
At Ramsay Health Care we provide our patients with easy access to experts in orthopaedics. We work in partnership with many consultant surgeons who have a special interest in wrist injuries. Our hospitals also invest in the latest technology to ensure you receive the very best care.
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Wrist arthroscopy can diagnose and treat a number of wrist problems including:
Arthroscopy of the wrist has a number of benefits including:
Arthroscopy of the wrist involves inserting a very small camera, called an arthroscope, into your wrist.
The arthroscope sends images of your wrist to a video monitor for your doctor to see. It allows your doctor to investigate, diagnose and treat your wrist injury or condition.
Once your wrist problem has been diagnosed your wrist surgeon may perform treatment at the same time by inserting miniature surgical instruments into your wrist to repair or remove any damaged tissue.
You will usually have a general anaesthetic before wrist arthroscopy. It’s a simple day case procedure that takes between thirty minutes to an hour.
Complications after arthroscopy of the wrist surgery are unusual. Rare risks include:
If you decide to pay for your treatment, Ramsay offer an all-inclusive Total Care package, where a single one-off payment at a pre-agreed price, delivering direct access to all the treatment you need for complete reassurance. You can also spread the cost of your treatment with finance options available.
The arthroscopy of the wrist may be covered by your medical insurance policy. We advise you to check directly with your insurance provider and get written confirmation before commencing treatment.
Arthroscopy of the wrist is usually a day-case procedure so you should be able to go home the same day.
Your hand, fingers and wrist area will be bruised, swollen and may be painful immediately and for up to three weeks after the surgery.
You may be advised to do exercises to aid your recovery.
Most people can resume normal activities after a couple of weeks and, over time the pain subsides and movement improves.
Mr M Bhat
Mr Bhat is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ashtead Hospital in Surrey who specialises in hand and wrist surgery.Read more
Mr Jae Rhee
Mr Jae Rhee is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Surrey, who specialises in shoulder and upper limb disorders.Read more
Mr Ali Shafighian
Mr Ali Shafighian is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Surrey who specialises in hand and wrist surgeryRead more
Mr Geoffrey Wilson
Mr Geoffrey Wilson is an experienced Consultant Plastic and Hand and Wrist Surgeon in Surrey, who also specialises in hand and wrist surgery.Read more
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