Are minimally invasive techniques available at Marina Del Rey Hospital for hand and wrist surgery?

The surgeons at Marina Del Rey Hospital who specialize in hand and wrist procedures provide extensive care for all injuries and conditions affecting the upper extremities. When surgery is required, our specialists use the latest and most effective techniques.

Minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery is a medical treatment for injuries and conditions which affect the bones or soft tissues in this region of the body. Unlike traditional procedures, this treatment approach does not entail large or open incisions. Aided by innovative technology, the orthopedic surgeon uses various surgical instruments to treat hand and wrist conditions or injuries through small incisions, thus reducing the recovery period and postoperative scarring. The risk of adjacent blood vessels, nerves and soft tissues being damaged during the intervention also decreases significantly.

The orthopedic surgeons at Marina Del Rey Hospital employ the latest and most effective techniques to treat patients who suffer from hand and wrist conditions. Arthroscopy is the most common minimally invasive surgery for hand and wrist affections. It involves the use of an arthroscope, which is a small instrument with a camera attached. The arthroscope is inserted through a small incision in the hand or wrist and the surgeon will thus be able to examine and appropriately treat the occurring condition or injury.

The main hand and wrist affections which can be treated arthroscopically by the orthopedic surgeons at Marina Del Rey Hospital are:

  • fractures of the wrist, hand and fingers
  • sprains and strains
  • hand dislocations
  • lacerations of tendons
  • nerve decompressions (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • ganglion cysts
  • hand infections
  • hand deformities
  • gamekeeper’s thumb

We also perform arthroscopic joint reconstruction surgery for arthritic conditions, closed reduction (for fingers) and forearm fasciotomy.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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