Scapholunate Ligament Repair Surgery Perth
Scapholunate ligament injuries are a common accidental injuries to the wrist. It can be the cause of persistent pain, poor function and instability of the wrist. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan if you have injured your wrist.
While most ligamental injuries can be treated without surgery, if surgery is required then Dr Stewart specialises in minimally invasive repair with arthroscopic techniques in order to minimise your recovery time.
Many other ligaments support the wrist. Its one of the most complex joints in the body. Dr Stewart will guide you through the diagnosis and treatment of your wrist injury and see you through the recovery process.
Wrist Ligament Surgery
Why people choose to have wrist ligament surgery?
- Restore lost function
- Decrease pain
- Prevent wrist collapse and widespread arthritis
- Decrease the time to return to work
If you’ve sustained a wrist injury and wish to discuss your treatment options, please make an appointment to see Dr Stewart and his team today.
Taking care of yourself after surgery
As each injury is unique, Dr Stewart will create a personalised post-operative care plan for you to ensure you get the best result from your surgery. Please note that hand therapy is an integral part of the recovery process, so please follow your set guidelines carefully. Scar tissue within the hand will cause problems with stiffness and reduced mobility, which will take 6 months to resolve with ongoing therapy.
Please remember to be patient and follow your care instructions closely to ensure a successful recovery.