Hand and Wrist Arthroscopy | MedStar Health

This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses an arthroscope (thin, flexible tube) to access your affected joints and project an image of them on large screen. This image guides your orthopedic surgeon as he used specialized instruments through the arthroscope to repair any damage.

Recovery from arthroscopic surgery generally includes wearing a splint for a short time, followed by physical therapy. Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss the specific details of your recovery with you prior to your procedure.

Surgical recovery

Recovery from this surgery generally includes wearing a splint for a short time, followed by physical therapy. You begin with simple exercises and gradually build up to harder ones to develop strength and range of motion. We also recommend avoiding strenuous athletic activity for a few months after surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss the specific details of your recovery with you prior to your procedure.

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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC, 20007

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

18101 Prince Philip Dr.
Olney, MD 20832

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

7503 Surratts Rd.
Clinton, MD 20735

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St. NW
Washington, D.C., 20010

MedStar Health: Primary Care at Lafayette Centre

1133 21st St. NW
Bldg. 2
6th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20036

MedStar Health: Medical Center at Brandywine

13950 Brandywine Rd.
Brandywine, MD 20613

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Chevy Chase

5454 Wisconsin Ave.
11th Floor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Alexandria

6355 Walker Ln.
Ste 501
Alexandria, VA 22310

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Lake Ridge

12825 Minnieville Road
Suite 203
Woodbridge, VA 22192