The Hand & Wrist Center
3918 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 100
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: (562) 424-9000
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Arthroscopy is a technique whereby the structures inside a joint are visualized using special instrumentation, cameras, and light sources, placed through small incisions (portals). Internal structures can be manipulated without making significant external surgical incisions. Wrist arthroscopy has become an established technique for many diagnostic procedures and surgical manipulations, which were not possible in the past. Arthroscopic examination, in many instances, may be more effective than traditional imaging studies such as MRI or CT scans. Because of its minimal invasive nature, many surgical procedures utilizing arthroscopy can now be performed with less morbidity and quicker recovery compared to traditional open methods.Back to Top