Men and Women from Vancouver and all across B.C. choose False Healthcare Centre because of board-certified surgeons Dr. Arko Demianczuk, Dr. Mark Hill, Dr. Erin Brown, Dr. Hanif Ukani. Our teams of hand and wrist surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performing these specialized surgeries.
Many types of wrist pain are caused by sudden injuries that result in sprains or fractures. However, wrist pain also can be the result of more long-term problems such as repetitive stress, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Wrist Arthroscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure designed to aid in diagnosing and treating wrist pain and injury. With the arthroscope, your surgeon can look directly into your wrist joint to diagnose your injury and decide on the best treatment option for you.
Reasons for Wrist Arthroscopy
Arthroscopic surgery can be used to treat a number of conditions of the wrist:
- Chronic wrist pain
- Wrist fractures
- Ganglion cysts
- Tears in the ligaments, connective tissue, or TFCC of the wrist
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
What to Expect
Wrist arthroscopy can take 1-2 hours, depending on how much work your surgeon needs to do inside your hand or wrist. A sterile fluid will be pumped into your joint to help produce a clearer picture and then a surgeon inserts a fibre-optic video camera, or arthroscope, through a small incision which transmits images from inside the joint to a video monitor.
Your surgeon will use these images to examine your wrist joint and make a diagnosis. If necessary, they will also repair any damage or remove material that interferes with movement or causes pain in your wrist. Afterwards, the fluid is drained out and the incisions are closed with stitches or adhesive strips. A dressing and a bandage is then wrapped around the joint.
The length of your recovery will depend on the severity of the injuries treated.
We also offer the following treatments for wrist and hand related conditions:
- Palmar fasciotomy & fasciectomy
- Repair of tendons: flexor, extensor
- Tendon transplants
- Internal fixation of fractures
- Skin grafts
- Repair of syndactyly
- Repair of digital nerves
- Tenodesis, tenolysis, and tendon transfers and grafts
- Repair Boutonnière deformity
- Ganglion excision
If you are ready to discuss your surgery needs with our board certified surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Incision techniques
- Potential risks and complications