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Arthroscopy and upper limb surgery

Find all the surgical interventions, lectures, experts opinions, debates, webinars and operative techniques per specialty.
Arthroscopic resection of dorsal wrist ganglia
The origin and the physiopathology of wrist ganglia are still debated. We know for sure that most of them have a common origin on the dorsal aspect of the wrist capsule in correspondence to the scapholunate ligament. The most common explanation is that there is a valve mechanism at the base of the ganglion, which controls the variable volume of these ganglions.
Therefore, the ganglion can be healed by resecting this valve mechanism at the capsular level. Resecting greater parts of the dorsal wrist capsule can often lead to joint stiffness and secondary weakness of the dorsal capsule.
Therefore, the arthroscopic resection of the ganglion stalk will heal the ganglion using a minimally invasive technique and hence avoiding the disadvantages of open surgery.
Technically speaking, a diagnostic wrist arthroscopy is performed through the ulnocarpal portals. This allows to eliminate any co-existing pathology. It also allows to see whether the stalk of the ganglion is in an ulnocarpal or a radiocarpal position.
A shaver is then introduced through the ganglion itself into the stalk, and intensive shaving is performed at the dorsal capsule in correspondence to the origin of the ganglion. Complete resection can thereby be achieved. Special postoperative care or splinting is not necessary. Mobilization can be started immediately.
M Haerle
Surgical intervention
7 years ago
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05:22
Arthroscopic resection of dorsal wrist ganglia
The origin and the physiopathology of wrist ganglia are still debated. We know for sure that most of them have a common origin on the dorsal aspect of the wrist capsule in correspondence to the scapholunate ligament. The most common explanation is that there is a valve mechanism at the base of the ganglion, which controls the variable volume of these ganglions.
Therefore, the ganglion can be healed by resecting this valve mechanism at the capsular level. Resecting greater parts of the dorsal wrist capsule can often lead to joint stiffness and secondary weakness of the dorsal capsule.
Therefore, the arthroscopic resection of the ganglion stalk will heal the ganglion using a minimally invasive technique and hence avoiding the disadvantages of open surgery.
Technically speaking, a diagnostic wrist arthroscopy is performed through the ulnocarpal portals. This allows to eliminate any co-existing pathology. It also allows to see whether the stalk of the ganglion is in an ulnocarpal or a radiocarpal position.
A shaver is then introduced through the ganglion itself into the stalk, and intensive shaving is performed at the dorsal capsule in correspondence to the origin of the ganglion. Complete resection can thereby be achieved. Special postoperative care or splinting is not necessary. Mobilization can be started immediately.
Arthroscopic removal of volar ganglia
Arthroscopic removal of volar ganglia is a reasonable and safe approach, which requires understanding of specific technical gestures. The main indication being esthetic, the use of wrist arthroscopy is perfect. This video will show you how to perform this reliable procedure in a safe way. This young woman has a small volar ganglion, causing pain by creating pressure difference in the radiocarpal joint. Removing this kind of volar ganglion can be satisfied only by the radiocarpal joint. We will use a 3-4 portal for the scope and a 1-2 instrumental portal. Locating the origin of the ganglion can be assisted by external manipulation. It is usually located between the scapho radio-capitate ligaments and long radiolunate ligaments. Ganglion removal is carried out from the inside of the joint using a shaver. The operation may be considered completed when the anterior capsulectomy is performed and, possibly when we see the tendons. It is not necessary to close the portals, a simple dressing will be applied, and the patient may be able to totally use her hand and wrist the same day.
C Mathoulin, P Liverneaux
Surgical intervention
8 years ago
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07:44
Arthroscopic removal of volar ganglia
Arthroscopic removal of volar ganglia is a reasonable and safe approach, which requires understanding of specific technical gestures. The main indication being esthetic, the use of wrist arthroscopy is perfect. This video will show you how to perform this reliable procedure in a safe way. This young woman has a small volar ganglion, causing pain by creating pressure difference in the radiocarpal joint. Removing this kind of volar ganglion can be satisfied only by the radiocarpal joint. We will use a 3-4 portal for the scope and a 1-2 instrumental portal. Locating the origin of the ganglion can be assisted by external manipulation. It is usually located between the scapho radio-capitate ligaments and long radiolunate ligaments. Ganglion removal is carried out from the inside of the joint using a shaver. The operation may be considered completed when the anterior capsulectomy is performed and, possibly when we see the tendons. It is not necessary to close the portals, a simple dressing will be applied, and the patient may be able to totally use her hand and wrist the same day.