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A minimally invasive procedure to evaluate, diagnose and treat wrist problems
Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a narrow, flexible, telescopic camera (arthroscope) to evaluate, diagnose and treat a range of common wrist problems and injuries.
Wrist arthroscopy is often advised when experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Wrist arthroscopy can also be used to investigate new and/or monitor existing wrist conditions such as:
Wrist arthroscopy is performed under general anaesthetic. The surgeon will make a number of small laparoscopic (keyhole) incisions on the wrist and a sterile solution will be pumped into the area to give greater visibility The arthroscope is passed through one of the incisions in order to assess the area.
If an identifiable cause is detected during the surgery, the surgeon is sometimes able to carry out the necessary repairs during the same procedure. This is done by passing specialised instruments through the remaining incisions. Any damage can then be repaired and/or cartilage, bone and tissue removed. In some cases, further treatment may be needed if a diagnosis is not reached during the procedure.
The whole procedure usually takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Guide price: £2,420
**Guide prices may vary following consultation
|What’s included?||Hospital Only Fixed Price Package|
|Standard pre-admission assessments||✓|
|Drugs and dressings||✓|
|Standard prosthesis charges||✓|
Expected length of stay: Day case procedure