Wrist arthroscopy

Written by: Dr. Vicente Carratalá Baixauli
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿In what cases arthroscopy is used for wrist injury


Currently a large majority of wrist injury can be treated arthroscopically, approximately 85-90 % of diseases that occur in the wrist can be treated as well.

Therefore in ligament injuries, cartilage, quis -tes, ganglia and even fractures can be solved by arthroscopy or arthroscopy may help solve, leaving a little aside for these cases open surgery.

¿, consisting in the intervention and this technique has advantages


With wrist arthroscopy we do is replace the large incisions which were being made in the traditional for more surgery incisions wee through which, by a wee optics of 2mm or 2’5mm, we can work within the joint, we can have the vision from inside the joint and through 2, 3, 4 incisions, always wee, we can work within the joint space


This will obviously lead to less aggression to the skin, tendons, ligaments that will be advantageous to the patient at the time of postoperative pain. But the most advantageous for the surgeon is to explore the doll from within, you can see how they interact with the bones ligaments moving and thus can diagnose more pathologies, and even some that were known before.

¿The patient will take to recover after the intervention


Obviously this will depend on the type of injury suffered by the patient. What if that is true is that a rule arthroscopy has allowed us to shorten recovery times.

As mentioned aggression soft tissue through the incisions are smaller and smaller we get a little pain Postoperative, the patient begins before moving the wrist, you can start earlier rehabilitation and as a rule the times have been shortened. Since then, depending on the type of injury would fit more or less time.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Vicente Carratalá Baixauli
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Vicente Carratalá Baixauli is a specialist in traumatology by the University Hospital the Faith of Valencia. I is an expert in upper limb: in arthroscopic surgery of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Since 2007 until now he serves as Deputy Medical Traumatology service of mutual Union and the Quirón Hospital of Valencia in the Unit of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology.

He has conducted numerous courses and clinical stays in various hospitals in the US, developing innovative techniques in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery, and participating in various courses and conferences.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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