Small Joint Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy Services related to Ankle, elbow and wrist. Small joint problems like old ankle sprains, elbow stiffness and wrist pain can be diagnosed and treated with Arthroscopic Intervention. At SportsMed we have Special Mini Joint Arthroscopy System (Arthroscope as thin as a wire) along with surgical expertise in mini joint Arthroscopic Surgeries.

This is the second in a series of articles on arthroscopy of small joints. Hand instrumentation for small joint arthroscopy has been adapted from instruments previously developed for large joint arthroscopy. They have been downsized and altered for use in the smaller confines of joints such as the radiocarpal, temperomandibular, and midcarpal articulations. Although smaller, the instruments must remain strong and easy to use. Each instrument should perform a simple function. Their shape must conform to the joint and they should be smooth to minimize the risk of articular cartilage damage. We have found several instruments that have been helpful in arthroscopic surgery of the wrist.

The “Arthrex Difference” can be seen and felt in every precision instrument included in the small joint arthroscopy hand instrument set. These instruments have state-of-the-art quality, durability, precise tactile feel and an extremely low profile tip. These features facilitate easier access to pathology in tight joint spaces with precision cutting edges and precise resection control. EDM manufacturing technology with stainless steel edges ensures maximum sharpness and durability that rarely require resharpening or repair. Less than 1% of all Arthrex Arthroscopy Instruments require resharpening after two years of surgical usage, an unprecedented achievement representative of the quality engineering and design incorporated into the manufacturing of the instruments.
Featuring a complete line of small yet durable instruments specifically designed for elbow, ankle and wrist arthroscopy, these instruments are available in a variety of low profile styles – straight, rotary and graspers. The instruments’ shaft length is 65 mm and the shaft diameter is 2.75 mm. Large elliptical rings for finger and thumb give more handling comfort and friction-free Teflon® is used for a smoother tactile feel.