A sprain in the wrist is an injury to its ligaments, the bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to one another inside a joint. The wrist contains many joints that link 15 separate bones. The ligaments that connect these bones can be torn by a twisting, bending or sudden impact injury.
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This type of procedure allows an orthopedic surgeon to visualize, diagnose, and treat any existing problems in a joint. An important tool known as the arthroscope, a miniscule telescope powered by a fiber optic light, facilitates the treatment of knee injuries, and has recently become beneficial in alleviating wrist conditions.
Ganglion cysts are extremely common conditions that occur about the hand and wrist. They can be found on nearly every part of the hand and wrist. They can be large or small, are usually painless, but sometimes they can cause problems. Because the cysts may be painless, people may wait long periods of time before noticing them.
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