Wrist Arthroscopy

(Wrist "Scope")

Arthroscopy or "scoping" is a way of evaluating and perhaps even treating a joint surgically through a few small incisions.  Your surgeon uses a camera to see inside your joint, and other small “portals” are made so that your surgeon can use instruments through them.  After the knee and shoulder, the wrist is the next most common joint to undergo arthroscopic surgery.


Your surgeon will be able to see your cartilage, ligaments, and bone and to perform procedures to treat certain conditions of the wrist.


Depending on your condition, your wrist most likely will be splinted for a period of time.  You will be instructed to keep your wrist elevated to decrease swelling.