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.
Contact us now to book your appointment.
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.
A partial knee replacement, also known as unicompartmental knee replacement, is surgery that replaces only one damaged compartment in your knee with implants.
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is knee surgery to reconstruct your damaged ACL knee using a graft of new tissue typically a tendon taken from another part of your knee
Revision total hip replacement is hip surgery to repair your artificial hip joint, when your prosthesis has become damaged over time due to normal wear and tear or infection, so that your hip can function normally again.