Are You Experiencing Wrist Pain as a Result of a Sudden Injury or Chronic Condition?
The orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine experts at Westchester Sport and Spine are here to help you. From the time leading up to your wrist surgery through your recovery period, WSS puts patients first. With 40 years of combined experience diagnosing orthopedic pain and injuries, the fellowship-trained specialists at Westchester Sport and Spine provide you with the highest level of care for surgical wrist procedures.
Wrist surgery is commonly used as a last resort treatment if a patient is living with persistent pain, has damaged joints, or has experienced a fracture. After being seen by a Westchester Sport and Spine surgeon, a treatment plan will be created for your wrist surgery to get you on the path to recovery.
About Wrist Surgery
Wrist surgery is a common procedure used when more conservative methods of treatment do not help the patient’s condition improve. The goal of all orthopedic treatment is to maximize movement and reduce their discomfort; in some cases, splinting and rest may be enough. In other cases, your skilled orthopedic team may recommend wrist surgery to give you the best possible outcome.
Though there are many different types of wrist surgery, the surgeons at Westchester Sport and Spine will evaluate your case, lifestyle, and options to determine what treatment plan is best. Arthroscopic wrist surgery is a popular and highly-effective surgical option for patients who must receive surgical intervention.
Using arthroscopic wrist surgery, the Westchester Sport and Spine surgeons can minimize damage to surrounding tissue, diminish scarring, and repair structures all through the use of miniaturized tools and a scope.
Once inside the wrist, whether through arthroscopy or more traditional open surgery, your surgeon will assess the damage and work to repair and restore functionality to the wrist.
Conditions and Injuries that can Benefit from Wrist Surgery
In some cases, when conservative treatments don’t improve a patient’s wrist condition or injury, surgery may be recommended.
Though there are many types of conditions that could lead to wrist surgery, some of the most common ailments include:
- Wrist fractures
- Carpal tunnel
- Carpal instability
- Boxer’s Wrist
- Ligament injuries
- De Quervain’s Tendinitis (Mommy Thumb)
Benefits of Wrist Surgery
There are many benefits to a patient undergoing wrist surgery, the most obvious being reduced pain from their original condition. In many cases, patients experience immediate pain relief following their surgery.
Improved wrist function is another benefit of wrist surgery. Some patients have degenerative conditions that affect their wrist. Over time, this can make movement painful and reduce the range of motion that a person has in their wrist. As the condition worsens, it’s possible for a patient to lose function of their wrist if they don’t seek professional care.
In all wrist surgeries, the surgical team at Westchester Sport and Spine strives to correct the condition and improve the mobility of the wrist. By using the latest technology and advancements, the Westchester Sport and Spine team aims to reduce recovery time so that patients can get back to doing what they love faster and more comfortably.
Recovering from Wrist Surgery
Wrist surgery is a commonly performed procedure, and the surgeons at Westchester Sport and Spine are all high-volume surgeons who frequently work with patients to improve the function and comfort of their wrist.
The recovery period for wrist surgery can span from anywhere between 4 weeks to a few months. Your surgical team will meet with you before and after your surgery to support you through the recovery process and let you know what to expect. In some cases, physical therapy may be part of the recovery regimen to improve wrist function and mobility.
Call Us Immediately
If you experience the following symptoms following wrist surgery please call the orthopedic doctors and specialists at Westchester Sport and Spine immediately and then ask someone to drive you to our clinic if:
- Your wrist appears deformed
- Inability to use or move your wrist, hand, or fingers
- Intense wrist pain
- Sudden swelling