Wrist arthroscopy is a procedure used for diagnosing and treating problems inside the wrist joint. A special viewing instrument called an arthroscope is attached to a camera and inserted through a small incision to see inside the joint. The arthroscope allows your surgeon to see the ligaments, cartilage, and soft tissues of the wrist joint under magnification without making large, open incisions.
Questions For Your Doctor
1. What guidelines should I follow prior to my procedure? Will I need other tests or evaluations before the procedure?
2. What will happen if I don’t undergo the procedure now?
3. How long will the procedure last?
4. Will I be under anesthesia?
5. Will I have dressings, bandages, or stitches after surgery? When should they be removed?
6. How long of a recovery period can I expect?
7. Are there special instructions for eating, sleeping, or bathing?
8. Will I need to come back for appointments after the procedure?