History of Wrist Arthroscopy

Andrew Baker, Terry L. Whipple, Gary G. Poehling, Gregory I. Bain

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Kenji Takagi and Masaki Watanabe’s early development of arthroscopy led to the production of the “needle scope,” which was ideal for the wrist. In the 1980s, North American surgeons Terry Whipple, Gary Poehling, and James Roth developed a safe and reproducible technique. Following this, many different surgeons contributed to the development of a better anatomical understanding and advancement of therapeutic arthroscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArthroscopy and Endoscopy of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Subtitle of host publicationSurgical Anatomy and Techniques
EditorsDeepak N. Bhatia, Gregory I. Bain, Gary G. Poehling, Benjamin R. Graves
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783030794231
ISBN (Print)9783030794224
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Joint
  • Wrist
  • Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedics
  • Minimally invasive
  • Development


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