Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery Perth
Our hands take on a lot of day-to-day tasks, so when their mobility is restricted it can cause a number of problems. If you are experiencing issues with your hands or wrists, don’t suffer in silence. Our range of procedures can provide life changing relief from symptoms and help you move forward with confidence.
Wrist Arthroscopy Perth
A wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows visualisation of the wrist joint under a general anaesthetic. It is the gold standard investigation for diagnosing most disorders of the wrist.
A number of small incisions are made on the back of the wrist, allowing an arthroscope (a small fibre optic instrument, 1.9mm in size) to be inserted to view and diagnose issues within the joint.
Dr Stewart has extensive experience in arthroscopy and frequently trains internationally to ensure he has the highest level of skills and technical knowledge.
A great hand surgeon once said, “A poor arthroscopic procedure will still have better results than a great open procedure.” Dr Stewart strives to correct most disorders arthroscopically, including scapholunate disorders, and treating scaphoid non-union to minimise your recovery time while maximising wrist function.
Why people choose wrist arthroscopy surgery:
- Assist in the diagnosis of wrist stiffness, arthritis, chronic pain or swelling
- Support the treatment of a range of conditions, including:
- TFCC injuries
- DRUJ instability
- Ligamental injuries
- Scaphoid fracture
- Scapholunate ligament injuries
- Scaphoid non-union
- Keinbochs disease
Following the procedure, Dr Stewart will work closely with you to discuss the findings and next steps. To book an appointment or to find out more, contact our team today.
Taking care of yourself after surgery
The hands are highly pain-sensitive, and pain may be severe enough to require analgesics. To reduce movements and allow the repairs to hold firmly, you may need to wear a splint. Rehabilitation is also necessary to achieve maximal use of your hands after the procedure.
Success rates depend on the type of deformity, and complete recovery may take months to years.