PDF Archive

Easily share your PDF documents with your contacts, on the Web and Social Networks.

Share a file Manage my documents Convert Recover PDF Search Help Contact

Wrist Arthroscopy .pdf

Original filename: Wrist_Arthroscopy.pdf
Title: CTS June 2006
Author: Paul

This PDF 1.4 document has been generated by Adobe PageMaker 7.0 / 3-Heights(TM) PDF Optimization Shell (http://www.pdf-tools.com), and has been sent on pdf-archive.com on 30/11/2015 at 11:26, from IP address 58.7.x.x. The current document download page has been viewed 441 times.
File size: 99 KB (2 pages).
Privacy: public file

Download original PDF file

Document preview


Other joints if required and discussed preoperatively can be assessed such as the
base of the thumb, distal radio-ulnar joint
and some finger joints.

Upper Limb
Orthopaedic Trauma

Risks of wrist arthroscopy include
infection (under 1%), bleeding, stiffness,
wound tenderness, tendon/nerve/blood
vessel injury and no resolution of

Your Guide to
Wrist Arthroscopic

Post-operative care
Most arthroscopic procedures will require
a small bandage post-operatively which
is reduced to a small dressing after two
days and then no dressing after a further
week, and near full recovery usually takes
4 weeks. In procedures involving complex
work within the joint the post-operative
treatment and splintage will vary
according to the nature of the operation
and I will discuss this with you prior to the
Your wounds can be
washed and moisturised
from 10 days post-op.
Good luck in your


Murdoch Orthopaedic Clinic
100 Murdoch Drive
Murdoch WA 6150

Phone: 08 9311 4636
Fax: 08 9311 4627
E–mail: admin@pauljarrett.info


Wrist arthroscopy

Arthroscopic procedures

When surgery of the wrist is required,
many procedures can be undertaken
using a small telescope and camera to
look into the wrist joint and perform

In addition to diagnostic arthroscopy,
interventional procedures include:

At times arthroscopy can be used to
make a diagnosis or to assess structures
within the wrist to aid planning of further
Wrist arthroscopy may also be used to
undertake surgical treatment of
conditions such as ligamentous injuries,
some fractures, some cartilage and
arthritis problems and excision of
The advantages of performing operations
arthroscopically include smaller wounds,
more rapid and sometimes fuller recovery
and at times operations can be
undertaken arthroscopically that cannot
be undertaken by conventional open

Triangular fibrocartilagenous repair

Distal ulnar wafer resection

Scapholunate ligament repair

Ulnocarpal ligament repair

Debridement of degenerate tissue

Assisted scaphoid fracture fixation

Assisted distal radius fixation

Radial styloidectomy

Partial scaphoid replacement

Partial trapeziecomy/ interposition

The operation
An arm block or general anaesthetic is required.
A tourniquet is placed on the arm and the upper
limb is placed in a special device (traction tower)
to hold the wrist in the correct position. A number
of small incisions are used to place the telescope
and small instruments into the different parts of
the wrist joint, typically 3-4 in number. The
wounds are sufficiently small to usually not require
The inside of the different parts of the wrist joint
are visualized and some conditions treated, as
discussed with each patient before the procedure
with the treating surgeon.

Wrist splint often used

Wrist arthroscopy views

Wrist_Arthroscopy.pdf - page 1/2
Wrist_Arthroscopy.pdf - page 2/2

Related documents

wrist arthroscopy
dr madan mohan reddy arthroscopic surgery in chennai
dr cobb shares innovative surgical technique
joint replacement surgeon in hyderabad
hand injury

Related keywords