Wrist cartilage and ligament tear treatment
For a minor sprain, the wrist will be splinted. A complex or serious tear will require surgery to repair the ligaments and stabilize the joint or debridement of the tears.
Arthroscopic or open surgery can be done, depending on the case, followed by a period of immobilization of six to 10 weeks.
Chronic ligament tears
Tears older than six weeks or more are called chronic and are more difficult to treat. If cartilage tears are also involved, the prognosis will be less positive.
Treatment of chronic ligament tears
Joint fusion or arthroplasty can be performed in some cases. Even with the best treatment, serious wrist sprains will often have after-effects, and the wrist will remain swollen, stiff and painful or sensitive for a long time. The wrist is a very sophisticated mechanism of joints and ligaments, and traumas often result in serious damage. It is important to treat wrist sprains as early as possible.
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