This article is dedicated to our special interest in hand surgery - arthroscopy. We are the initiators of the wrist arthroscopy in our clinic as well as in country. In this chapter we can only sketch some aspects of this fascinating, intriguing and specific direction of hand surgery. Indications for arthroscopic surgery and application in different wrist conditions including novel techniques. There is a short historical review at the beginning - names and contribution of the pioneers of the wrist arthroscopy, development of instruments and surgical possibilities. This is followed by arthroscopic anatomy of the portals and structures accessible via these portals. The most common arthroscopic procedures in our practice are listed and described, such as arthroscopic treatment of ganglions and bone cysts, intercarpal ligament or TFCC tears, application of the arthroscopy in treatment of the articular distal radius fractures, scaphoid fractures and nonunions The text is supplemented with photos of our patients.
Part of the book: Arthroscopy