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The Role of Arthroscopy in Wrist Arthritis

Author(s): David J. Slutsky.

Abstract:

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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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2012
Page: [245 - 252]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157339712805077140
Price: $58