Hand & Wrist Arthroscopy

The fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Surgical Solutions perform hand and wrist arthroscopy at our centres throughout Canada to determine the cause of hand and wrist pain. They use an arthroscope—a tiny camera—to look directly into the joint and surrounding area. This enables a more accurate assessment so the surgeon can decide on the best treatment option. The surgeon can then treat the hand and wrist pain using small surgical instruments in addition to the arthroscope.

Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy With Surgical Solutions Network

Patients from across Canada and around the world choose Surgical Solutions for a hand and wrist arthroscopy. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this and other orthopedic procedures. In accordance with our patient-centred philosophy, we strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care and provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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We are patient focused and provide effective care with human kindness.


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What Does Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy Treat?

Hand and wrist arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that may be recommended for these hand and wrist problems:

  • Loose cartilage or bone fragments
  • Arthritis
  • Hand and wrist instability
  • Loss of function
  • Infection in the hand or wrist

A hand and wrist arthroscopy can restore function and eliminate pain in the hand or wrist in most patients.

How Is Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy Performed?

A hand and wrist arthroscopy typically requires general anesthesia, so the patient is unconscious for the duration of the procedure. The surgeon first makes a small incision or incisions in the wrist area. Small instruments, including a camera to guide the surgeon, are inserted to perform the surgery.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy?

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored for complications. The procedure does not typically require an overnight stay. A patient must have someone on hand to drive them home. While each patient is different, arthroscopy typically allows for a shorter recovery period than more invasive surgery techniques.

Why Inter-Provincial Travel is Necessary

For Canadians who do not wish to wait, or are unable to wait, for publicly insured surgery in their home province, the Canada Health Act allows them to have an independent surgical provider perform their surgery, and pay for that service directly, outside their home province.

Visit our Inter-Provincial Travel page for more info.

Next Steps: Book Your Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your hand and wrist arthroscopy needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options, your patient advisor will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications
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