Small Joints

Arthroscopic interventions on small joints, such as wrist, elbow and finger joints play an important role in diagnosis and therapy. Richard Wolf supplies the ideal solution for all small joints, ranging between 1.9 mm, 2.4 mm, or 2.7 mm endoscopes and a comprehensive list of instruments.

Wrist Joint – A very complex joint made up of a number of individual joints, the wrist calls for assessments of cartilage status, ligament instabilities and changes to the mucus membrane. For example, lesions attached to the hand joint at the ulna (triangular fibrocartilage disk) can be treated arthroscopically. An anatomical road map is drawn in arthroscopic interventions between resecting and reconstruction procedures, including: synovectomies, arthrolyses, cartilage smoothing interventions and debridement procedures. In addition, refixation of the ulnar cartilage and its ligament connections are included among many reconstruction methods.

Elbow Joint – Elbow arthroscopy is a relatively new procedure, resulting in beneficial results, such as: faster rehabilitation, lower levels of wound pain, reduced risk of infection and less surgical trauma. The precise assessment of underlying pathologies, in particular instabilities, creates significant benefits in elbow arthroscopy. The subspecialty allows the difficulty and direction of new and chronic instabilities to be assessed in any necessary treatment strategy to be derived from biopsies. This includes the treatment indications for fresh capsule-ligament suture or syndemoplasty (ligament reconstruction) in cases of chronic instability.

Ankle Joint – Additional possibilities for the Richard Wolf Small Anatomy Set, includes ankle joint arthroscopy. Similar to wrist arthroscopy, the ankle joint is also a very complex joint made up of a number of individual joints subject to arthritis, difficult fractures, instability, impingement, fibrosis, infections, and much more.

Transmandibular Joint – An even smaller combination of joints located in the jaw connecting the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. A small trauma or infection to the area can prove to cross-strain other close anatomy, causing toothaches, headaches, neck aches, earaches, upper shoulder paints, and tinnitus.