Wrist endoscopy surgery, also called arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedure recommended for patients who suffer from swelling and extreme wrist pain usually caused by an injury. It uses an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted through small skin incisions to view the affected joint. Depending on the patient’s condition, the doctor can just assess the inside of the affected joint or perform treatment at the same time. These include aligning fractures of the wrist, washing out infection, and removing ganglions or excess joint lining.
Many orthopaedic surgeons in Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore offer wrist endoscopy surgery. These countries are now considered medical tourism hubs due to their stellar reputation for providing high-quality medical care at reasonable cost.
International patients who come to Southeast Asia may choose to have the procedure performed at any of the region’s Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals with a dedicated orthopaedic clinic or musculoskeletal centre of excellence. In these centres, the procedure is performed using the most advanced technology, best medical and surgical practices, and advanced medical facilities; the same ones used in developed countries such as the United States. The procedure is carried out by highly qualified orthopaedic surgeons, with most boasting local and international qualifications and decades of experience.
Southeast Asian hospitals also offer affordable, comprehensive after-surgery care and physical therapy. On top of these, patients can expect to experience Signature Asian hospitality and superb nursing care that can further improve treatment outcomes and patient experience. Also, patients can expect minimal to zero waiting time as medical tourists who secure appointment ahead of their arrival are typically attended to at their earliest convenience.