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When Hand & Wrist Arthroscopic Surgery May Be Necessary

Arthroscopic surgery may be recommended for various conditions that do not respond to non-surgical treatments such as medication, splints, or physical therapy. Common conditions treated with hand and wrist arthroscopy include:

  • Persistent wrist pain that does not respond to conservative treatments
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome that does not improve with non-surgical methods
  • Ligament tears and injuries
  • Ganglion cysts that cause discomfort or impair function
  • Chronic inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory conditions
  • Bone fractures that are difficult to diagnose or treat with standard imaging techniques
  • Removal of loose bodies within the joint
  • Osteoarthritis causes severe joint pain and stiffness

The Surgical Procedure

Hand and wrist arthroscopic surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can return home the same day. Using local anesthesia, the surgeon makes small incisions to insert an arthroscope, a camera that projects live images of the joint onto a monitor. Surgical instruments are then used to address any issues, and once completed, the incisions are closed with stitches. This minimally invasive approach allows quicker recovery and reduces risks compared to open surgery.

Excel Health's Approach

Excel Health’s approach to arthroscopic surgery emphasizes personalized care and advanced techniques to optimize patient outcomes. Our surgeons are trained in the latest arthroscopic procedures and have years of experience performing surgeries on the hand and wrist. We work closely with each patient to create a customized treatment plan tailored to their needs. Our approach includes:

  • Thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis of the condition
  • Detailed discussion of treatment options, risks, and benefits
  • Utilizing the least invasive methods to minimize patient discomfort and recovery time
  • Patient-centric care, ensuring all concerns and questions are addressed
  • Follow-up care and rehabilitation to help patients regain full function as quickly as possible

Post-surgical Care and Recovery

Recovery from hand and wrist arthroscopic surgery is generally faster than from open surgery. Patients can expect to return to their normal activities more quickly, with less post-operative pain and scarring. Initial recovery typically involves resting the affected hand and wrist, followed by a structured physical therapy program to regain full function. Regular follow-up visits with your surgeon are crucial to monitor healing and progress.

Is Hand & Wrist Arthroscopic Surgery Right for You?

Determining whether hand and wrist arthroscopic surgery is the right treatment involves a comprehensive evaluation by a specialist. Factors to consider include the severity of your condition, your overall health, and your specific treatment goals.

If you are experiencing symptoms that may require arthroscopic surgery, contact Excel Health for a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to help you regain hand and wrist function and improve your quality of life.

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