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Wrist Surgery

The wrist is a complex joint comprised of eight small carpal bones and multiple ligaments. The small bones and ligaments of the wrist can make the diagnosis of wrist injuries difficult. Accurate diagnosis of a wrist injury requires surgeon experience as well as multiple imaging modalities. Some wrist conditions can be treated without surgery. If surgery is needed, our surgeons are well-experienced in all surgical techniques for the wrist. These include minimally invasive arthroscopy surgery for the wrist, innovative surgery for fractures or dislocations of the wrist, and reconstructive techniques for arthritis of the wrist when needed.

Injuries that can lead to wrist surgery:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • TFCC tear
  • Ligament Tears
  • Wrist Arthritis Surgery
  • Wrist Sports Injuries

Wrist Fractures

A wrist fracture is a medical term for a broken wrist. The wrist is made up of eight small bones which connect with the two long forearm bones called the radius and ulna. Although a broken wrist can happen in any of these 10 bones, by far the most common bone to break is the radius. This is called a distal radius fracture.

If you are experiencing discomfort or pain in the hand but do not yet have a diagnosis, simply schedule a consultation with one of our leading Los Angles hand specialists. One of our physicians will do a thorough examination and recommend a proper course of treatment of you condition.

Clinical data shows that woman are actually as much as ten times more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome than men are. This is largely due to the fact that women tend to have smaller hands and thus a narrower carpal tunnel.

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint.

Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:

Inflammation: Synovitis, the inflammation of the lining of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist. Acute or chronic injury: Injuries to the Shoulder, Knee and Wrist joint such as cartilage tears, tendon tears, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis caused by cartilage loss in a joint. Removal of loose bodies of bone or cartilage that becomes logged within the joint.

During arthroscopic surgery, general, spinal, or a local anesthesia will be given depending on the condition. A small incision of the size of a buttonhole is made through which the arthroscope is inserted. Other accessory incisions will be made through which specially designed instruments are inserted. After the procedure is completed, arthroscope is removed and incisions are closed.

It may take several weeks for the puncture wounds to heal and the joint to recover completely. A rehabilitation program may be advised for a speedy recovery of normal joint function. You can resume normal activities and go back to work within a few days. You may be instructed about the incision care, activities to be avoided, and exercises to be performed for faster recovery.


NASA Bone & Joint is a Board Certified Orthopedic Center. Our two physicians, Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Monmouth are both board certified in general orthopedics. Dr. O’Neill is also certified in sports medicine. Both doctors trained at Harvard and have been practicing orthopedics in the Nassau Bay area for 25 years.

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