Wrist arthroscopy is a technique that looks inside the joint with a camera to diagnose and treat a number of conditions.
This has some advantages over traditional surgery including:
Your consultant will examine you and ask you to demonstrate certain movements to check how well your wrist is working. You might need some additional tests before an arthroscopy is performed:
Arthroscopy uses very small equipment so only tiny incisions in the skin are made.
Following a simple diagnostic arthroscopy the hand will return to normality within a few weeks, but if the surgeon has performed some treatment inside the wrist it may take longer to settle.