Why Arthroscopic Surgery?
Arthroscopy can be used to both diagnose and treat the cause of joint pain if physical examination, laboratory texts, X-rays, scans and conservative treatments prove inconclusive or ineffective.
How Arthroscopic Surgery Works
A pencil-thin (or smaller) arthroscope equipped with an extra-articular camera head enters the joint through a small incision in the skin, while surgical instruments enter through one or more similar incisions strategically placed according to the area of intervention and type of procedure planned. Via the camera head, the doctor is able to clearly see the joint bones as well as the cartilaginous and ligamentous structures on a screen, enabling accurate diagnosis and treatment of the presenting issue. Normally arthroscopic surgery requires only local or regional anesthesia and a sedative, making it an outpatient procedure.
Utilizing musculoskeletal radiology, rehabilitation and patient understanding, there is continuous collaboration across disciplines to restore motion and your personal best. Integrating digital technology, orthopedic outcomes, and evidence based medicine, we are considered to be leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of wrist ligament injuries by our patients and peers. As practitioners of Minimally Invasive Surgery, we enable patients to have a quicker and less painful recuperation than with conventional surgery. Whether the injury occurred on the field of play or in the home, we have the special expertise and team to optimize your performance.
If you believe you may be suffering from a wrist ligament injury and want an expert diagnosis, please contact us immediately through our white glove concierge service by calling 212-249-8700 or contacting us online today.