The Role of Arthroscopy in Wrist Arthritis
David J. Slutsky.
Wrist arthroscopy has steadily grown from a predominantly diagnostic tool to a valuable adjunctive procedure
in the treatment of myriad wrist disorders. It cannot supplant a thorough wrist examination since it is not always possible
to differentiate between a variety of asymptomatic degenerative findings and pathologic lesions but it does allow for a
thorough assessment of the articular surfaces while providing a minimally invasive method for synovectomy and tissue
biopsy. Although it has some applications in the treatment of inflammatory arthritides it has become a popular method for
treating degenerative arthritis as well as post-traumatic arthritis involving the wrist.
Keywords: Arthroscopy, wrist, arthritis
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