WRIST ARTHROSCOPY

WHAT IS ARTHROSCOPY?

Arthroscopy is a procedure that allows your orthopaedic surgeon to look inside your joints and treat any abnormality noted.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Dr Pirjol will begin your arthroscopy by inserting a camera into your joint. Images will then be displayed on screens for your orthopaedic surgeon to see as he works with small surgical tools. The surgical equipment used in arthroscopy is particularly small, which means that the incisions made in the body will be small, less painful, and will heal much quicker than those made in traditional open surgery.

WHEN DO YOU NEED WRIST ARTHROSCOPY?M

Arthroscopy can be performed in order to adress the following wrist conditions and injuries:

  • Trauma
    Trauma to the wrist such as falling and landing on the wrist can cause damage to the ligaments and cartilage of the wrist joint. Arthroscopic repair is an option in these cases.
  • Degenerative conditions
    While conservative treatment like cortisone injections and anti-inflammatory medication can be used to treat degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis and arthroscopic debridement can produce positive results.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR WRIST ARTHROSCOPY?

Your orthopaedic surgeon will conduct a thorough physical examination and order x-rays and most probably an MRI scan before considering wrist surgery. After the procedure, your doctor will prescribe pain medication.

DR GABRIEL PIRJOL

Dr Gabriel Pirjol is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Kwazulu Natal at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban. He also consults and operates from Gateway Hospital in Umhlanga, Westville Hospital and Malvern Medicross.

CONTACT

Telephone: +27 31 202 5463

Email: gpirjol@gmail.com / lisacbauerschmidt@gmail.com

Address : Suite 24 Chelmsford Medical Centre
St Augustine's Hospital
107 J B Marks Road
Berea, 4001