Wrist arthroscopy

What is it?

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:

  • Less pain after the operation
  • Faster healing time
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Often go home on the same day
  • May be able to return to normal activities more quickly

Diagnosis and treatment options

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:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

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.

Contact Us

To contact us, please fill in the form below or call 0161 447 6888.

Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.