Duke hand surgeons offer minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy to repair injuries to the ligaments, cartilage, and bones in the wrist. Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery eliminates the needs for large incisions and promotes a speedy recovery.
We use arthroscopic surgery as a diagnostic tool to assess the cause of wrist pain and as a treatment tool to repair debilitating wrist conditions.
Wrist arthroscopic surgery can be used to:
In arthroscopic wrist surgery, a surgeon inserts a tiny camera through small incisions in the wrist.
This camera projects an image of the inside of the wrist onto a television screen where the doctor can view the joint and inspect signs of ligament, bone, or cartilage injury.
If appropriate, other surgical instruments can be inserted through additional incisions to treat the cause of the wrist pain.
Our orthopaedic surgeons have been specially trained in the use of arthroscopic surgery and have the skill and technology necessary to successfully perform this surgery.
Wrist arthroscopy may be performed as an outpatient procedure at Duke, so patients can recover quickly in the comfort of their homes.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedic provider in the Triangle of North Carolina. We see patients from Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and beyond.
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