HULC Wrist Surgery Program
The Hand and Upper Limb Centre has an extensive wrist surgery program that includes advanced clinical management of wrist disorders, clinical outcome studies and a basic bio-engineering research component. Advanced surgical techniques including wrist arthroscopy and minimally invasive arthroscopic fracture and ligament repair are practiced at our centre. Long-term outcome studies following various methods of wrist fracture management have led to the development of patient rated wrist outcome evaluation scales that are now used world-wide in comparing wrist fracture treatment methods. Complex chronic disorders including wrist intercarpal ligament insufficiency leading to wrist instability, triangular fibro-cartilage (TFCC) degeneration, distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ) instability, complex wrist arthritis (SNAC and SLAC wrist), wrist vascular disorders such as Kienbock's disease, as well as acute disorders such as wrist fractures and wrist fracture-dislocations are expertly treated at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre. The picture above shows the arthroscopic view of the radiocarpal joint and the volar wrist ligaments with a diagram explaining the anatomy of the wrist joint.
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