Wrist arthroscopy - diagnosis and therapeutic

Angus R.E. Keogh, Gregory I. Bain

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Professor Kenji Takagi was the first to report on the use of large joint arthroscopy in 1920 [1]. Whilst early attempts were hampered by cumbersome instrumentation, developments over the following 50 years would allow small joint instrumentation. In 1979, Chen reported on the development of a technique for wrist arthroscopy [2]. In 1986 Roth et al. [3] presented an “Instructional Course Lecture” on wrist arthroscopy at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting, which brought it into the mainstream of orthopaedic surgery. Since then, wrist arthroscopy has continued to evolve as an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool. Wrist arthroscopy now has many indications and these continue to be extended as the principles of open surgical procedures are applied to the arthroscope (Table 13.1).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisorders of the Hand
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 4: Swelling, Tumours, Congenital Hand Defects and Surgical Techniques
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781447165637
ISBN (Print)9781447165620
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthroscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Capsular release
  • Carpal instability
  • Contracture
  • Distal radioulnar joint
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Ganglia
  • Infection
  • Kienböck’s disease
  • Limited wrist fusion
  • Scaphoid
  • Stabilisation
  • Synovectomy
  • TFCC
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex
  • Wrist


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