There are many wrist conditions both inside and outside the joint which can cause pain. Conditions such as De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and carpal tunnel syndrome frequently benefit from surgical management. Intra-articular wrist problems can often be dealt with utilizing arthroscopic surgery.
Arthroscopic wrist surgery is often used in the management of ligament and cartilage tears in the wrist. Depending on the type of injury, the entire procedure may be able to be performed arthroscopically. Sometimes an arthroscopy is done in conjunction with an open ligament or triangular cartilage stabilisation.
Scaphoid fractures commonly require surgical fixation to improve the prognosis. Sometimes chronic scaphoid fractures which have not healed result in arthritis which may require treatment. There are a range of conservative measures which can be tried but if these are unsuccessful then sometimes surgical treatment such as anthroscopy, partial fusion or total wrist fusion need to be considered.