Surgical Procedure For Wrist Arthroscopy and Wrist Injuries in Houston, TX


Wrist arthroscopy is surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat issues of the wrist. The procedure uses an arthroscope, a pen-size camera and lighting device, inserted into the joint for a clear view. Initially, arthroscopy was used for diagnostic purposes only, but is now used for surgical treatment as well.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, using smaller and fewer incisions than open surgical procedures. Because of this, the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and offers a shorter recovery than other surgical options.

Wrist arthroscopy can be use to treat such wrist issues as:

  • Wrist Fractures: to locate and remove small fragments of bone, as well as re-align and stabilize the fracture.

  • Ligament Tears: to locate and repair tears in the ligaments.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: a condition caused by compression of the median nerve within a tunnel of bone and tissue in the wrist. This pressure can be released surgically by cutting the ligament on the roof of the tunnel.

  • Ganglion Cysts: a liquid-filled sac that can form on a stalk in the wrist. An arthroscope may be use in the removal of the stalk, reducing the chance the Ganglion cyst will return.

Houston hand surgeon Dr. Fiore specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and wrist injuries. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. He is glad to offer state-or-the-art treatment, such as Wrist Arthroscopy to his Houston area patients. For more information about wrist injuries and the various treatment options available, or to schedule a consultation, call Fiore Hand & Wrist Surgical Associates at (281) 970-8002.

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