0
Articles   |    
Techniques of Wrist Arthroscopy*†
WILLIAM B. GEISSLER, M.D.‡; ALAN E. FREELAND, M.D.‡, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI; ARNOLD-PETER C. WEISS, M.D.§, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND; JAMES C.Y. CHOW, M.D.#, MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS
View Disclosures and Other Information
An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1999 Aug 01;81(8):1184-97
5 Recommendations (Recommend) | 3 Comments | Saved by 3 Users Save Case

Extract

Arthroscopy has revolutionized the practice of orthopaedics by providing the technical capability to examine and treat intra-articular abnormalities directly. The development of wrist arthroscopy was a natural evolutionary progression from the successful application of arthroscopy to other, larger joints. Wrist arthroscopy has seen considerable growth since Whipple et al. reported their original description of the techniques that they developed for viewing the anatomy of the wrist56. The wrist is a labyrinth of eight carpal bones, multiple articular surfaces with intrinsic and extrinsic ligaments, and a triangular fibrocartilage complex, all within a five-centimeter interval. This perplexing joint continues to challenge clinicians with an array of potential diagnoses and treatments. Wrist arthroscopy allows direct visualization of cartilage surfaces, synovial tissue, and ligaments under bright illumination and magnification.
Figures in this Article

    First Page Preview

    View Large
    />
    First page PDF preview
    Sign In to Your Personal ProfileSign In To Access Full Content
    Not a Subscriber?
    Get online access for 30 days for $35
    New to JBJS?
    Sign up for a full subscription to both the print and online editions
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities, to comment on public articles, or to sign up for alerts.
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities
    Have a subscription to the print edition?
    Current subscribers to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in either the print or quarterly DVD formats receive free online access to JBJS.org.
    Forgot your password?
    Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.

     
    Forgot your username or need assistance? Please contact customer service at subs@jbjs.org. If your access is provided
    by your institution, please contact you librarian or administrator for username and password information. Institutional
    administrators, to reset your institution's master username or password, please contact subs@jbjs.org

    References

    Accreditation Statement
    These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CME Activities Associated with This Article
    Submit a Comment
    Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
    Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discretion of JBJS editorial staff.

    * = Required Field
    (if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
    Example: John Doe





    Related Content
    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
    JBJS Case Connector
    Topic Collections
    Related Audio and Videos
    PubMed Articles
    [The value of wrist joint arthroscopy in injuries]. Zentralbl Chir 1995;120(12):927-33.
    [Arthrography of the wrist joint in acute trauma]. Unfallchirurg 1996;99(4):260-6.
    Clinical Trials
    Readers of This Also Read...
    JBJS Jobs
    03/26/2014
    Massachusetts - Boston University Orthopedic Surgical Associates
    03/19/2014
    Virginia - VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
    04/16/2014
    Georgia - Choice Care Occupational Medicine & Orthopaedics