Wrist arthroscopy is also known as key-hole surgery and allows the surgeon to look inside the wrist through tiny skin incisions (portals) using a specialised small telescope attached to a camera.
Wrist arthroscopy is particularly useful in fully assessing the joints to provide the best possible plan for future treatments as necessary whilst maintaining minimal access principles.
Wrist arthroscopy can be diagnostic and therapeutic. The wrist joint is magnified so it can be visualised on a television screen in the operating theatre. Tiny instruments such as probes and shavers can then be inserted through another portal to perform minimally invasive procedures. These are day-case which means you can go home the same day and have a faster recovery than more traditional open procedures