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The Most Complex Joint

The wrist is a complex joint comprised of eight small carpal bones and multiple ligaments.  The small bones and ligaments of the wrist can make the diagnosis of wrist injuries difficult.  Accurate diagnosis of a wrist injury requires surgeon experience as well as multiple imaging modalities, including x-ray, CT scan, and MRI.  All of these modalities are available on site at the clinic.

Many wrist conditions are treated without surgery.  If surgery is needed, our surgeons are well-experienced in all surgical techniques for the wrist.  These include minimally invasive arthroscopy surgery for the wrist, innovative surgery for fractures or dislocations of the wrist, and reconstructive techniques for arthritis of the wrist when needed.

Various injuries that deal with wrist surgery:

  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • TFCC tear
  • Ligament Tears
  • Wrist Arthritis Surgery
  • Wrist Sports Injuries

Wrist Surgery FAQs

What are the alternative treatments to having a Wrist Arthroscopy?

<span style=”color: #000000;”>Problems inside the wrist joint can be diagnosed using special imaging such as CT and MRI. However, you may need an arthroscopy to treat the problem.</span>

Are there important things I need to tell my doctors?

<li style=”color: #000000;”>Fever and chills</li>
<li style=”color: #000000;”>Fingers that are pale and blue</li>
<li style=”color: #000000;”>Increased tenderness, swelling and redness of the incision</li>
<li style=”color: #000000;”>Inability to move fingers or hands</li>
<li style=”color: #000000;”>Any drainage from the incision</li>
<li style=”color: #000000;”>Severe pain with or without activity</li>

What are good exercises to do after having carpal tunnel release surgery?

Gentle stretching exercises, such as straightening and bending your fingers into your palm to make a fist, or gently squeezing a foam ball, can help reduce stiffness in your wrist.