Hand & Wrist

Wrist Arthroscopy

A wrist arthroscopy is performed to diagnose and/or treat soft tissue and bony issues in your wrist.

About Wrist Arthroscopy

A wrist arthroscopy involves using a small telescope. The telescope is inserted into small excisions/cuts made into your wrist. This is known as keyhole surgery and for some people, enables a quicker recovery.

Signs & Symptoms

An arthroscopy is also commonly used in addition to other surgical treatments, for example ligamentous repairs and debridement of adhesions, removal of ganglion cysts and treatment for bony fractures.

Treatment Options

Risks & Concerns

The associated risks of surgery include;

  • Infection
  • Scar
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Need for further surgery
  • Failure to relieve symptoms
  • Worsening pain
  • Bleeding
  • Neurovascular deficit or injury
  • Risk of anaesthetic
  • Recurrence

If you experience any problems or have any concerns following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Mr. Lawson-Smith’s staff with ensure that Mr. Lawson-Smith is kept informed of what is occurring and will advise you the best course of action.

If you are unable to reach the office, please do not hesitate to contact your GP or if it is an emergency, please present to your nearest Emergency Department.

Make an appointment

Call 08 6332 6325 or contact us to book an appointment.
You’ll need a referral from your GP.


Mr Matthew Lawson-Smith

A fully qualified, internationally and  locally trained upper limb surgeon, specialising in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. Mr. Lawson-Smith has a special interest in hand and wrist conditions, including trauma and Workers Compensation cases.

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