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Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery is marvel of modern medicine. In the past, if you needed to get any type of surgery, it would involve a large incision for the surgeon to work on whatever medical issue demanded the surgery. Now, thanks to many high-tech innovations, surgeons can use a camera and small surgical tools to perform some surgeries, minimizing the incision size and some of the toll that a standard surgery may take on a patient.
With Arthroscopic Wrist surgery, a small incision is made, and a camera (an “Arthroscope”) is inserted into your wrist. The surgeon then looks for any tears or issues inside your wrist. If they spot anything concerning, they then make other small incisions as needed and repair the affected areas, allowing the patient to leave with less pain and a quicker recovery time.
After surgery, you can expect to wear a fixed splint or cast for at least two weeks, followed by a removable splint for four weeks. Physical therapy starts after about two weeks and continues for at least four to six weeks.