Wrist fractures are quite common for all ages, as when we fall we typically try to catch ourselves with our hands, leading to wrist injuries. Many wrist fractures can heal without surgery, particularly in the pediatric population. If the fracture affects the joint surface itself, a surgical procedure may be required. When surgery is completed, we can often work with patients for a quick return to normal activities by starting rehabilitation out of the splint before the fracture is totally healed.
Wrist arthroscopy is just one of the ways we are able to treat a variety of wrist injuries. The wrist joint is much smaller than other joints, so smaller instruments are needed and it’s important to pick a surgeon who has experience with this type of procedure. During this procedure, your surgeon will look at the cartilage and intricate ligaments of the wrist, as well as any other issues that may be present in the wrist joint area. If you’re experiencing wrist pain, let our highly trained orthopaedic team take care of you and help get you back to the activities you love.