Major advancement in arthroscopic equipment and techniques has extended the ability of large joint arthroscopy to be performed in smaller joints. Although wrist arthroscopy is performed in small numbers, the same advantages are afforded as in large joint procedures. It provides important diagnostic information and therapeutic intervention, while avoiding the significant morbidity of open techniques. Patients with mechanical wrist pain are the best candidates for arthroscopy to evaluate ligamentous injuries or triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries. Arthroscopy is also an effective tool in the evaluation and treatment of intra‐articular distal radius fractures and is particularly useful in radial styloid fractures. Wrist arthroscopy is a technically demanding procedure. However, it remains a safe and effective method for diagnosis and treatment if performed using a precise technique and if the surgeon has a precise understanding of the anatomy of the wrist.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports|
|State||Published - Feb 1995|