Portals and Methodology

  • David J. SlutskyEmail author


Wrist arthroscopy has steadily grown from a mostly diagnostic tool to a valuable adjunctive procedure in the treatment of distal radius fractures. Many studies have demonstrated the superiority of an arthroscopic-assisted reduction of a displaced intraarticular fracture over a fluoroscopic reduction. A systematic approach and a thorough understanding of the topographical and internal anatomy of the wrist are integral to minimizing complications while maximizing the chances for a successful outcome. The following chapter will discuss the portal placement and methodology of wrist arthroscopy along with its application in the treatment of distal radius fractures.


Distal Radius Fracture Flexor Carpus Radialis Extensor Digitorum Communis Extensor Carpus Ulnaris Radial Styloid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hand & Wrist InstituteTorranceUSA

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