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.
Risks & Concerns
The associated risks of surgery include;
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Need for further surgery
- Failure to relieve symptoms
- Worsening pain
- Neurovascular deficit or injury
- Risk of anaesthetic
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.