Wrist Injuries

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The wrist is vulnerable to injuries that range from sprains, strains, and breaks to arthritis and tendinitis. Surgery, when necessary, can be performed through minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques or openly, depending on the type of injury.

Among the conditions that Dr. Wright treats:

  • Internal derangement: Internal derangement is damage to the inside of the wrist joint. This can range from torn cartilage (triagular fibro cartilage complex injury), torn ligaments, synovitis (inflammation), or damage to the articular cartilage. Dr. Wright will help you pinpoint the source of your injury and determine the best course of treatment.
  • Arthritis: Symptoms of arthritis of the wrist include swelling, pain, limited motion, and weakness. Early treatments are typically non-surgical, though surgery may be required to relieve the pain.
  • Ganglion cyst: Ganglion cysts are ball-shaped growths that originate from wrist joints or tendons and contain a thick, clear, mucus-like fluid. They are often harmless, and may be treated surgically or non-surgically if they cause pain or discomfort.
  • Tendinitis: Tendinitis of the wrist occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb are swollen or irritated, causing pain and dysfunction.