Golfers & Tennis players in Bahamas benefit from Arthroscopy for assessing wrist pain

Diagnosis and assessment of wrist pain in golfers and Tennis players can be particularly disabling to this group of sportsmen. Bahamians have a long tradition in enjoying these sports, including the many expats that live in these very sporting islands.


Types of Upper Limb Injuries

In general, upper limb injuries in golfers and tennis players are of two major types: the less common acute injury from a poor swing, or the much more common overuse injury or exacerbation of an underlying degenerative condition. The latter frequently occurs since golf and tennis are predominantly games with older participants.


Common Wrist Conditions and Treatments

The Extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendonitis is generally the most common cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain, or the small finger side of the wrist. The Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears can lead to debilitating pain, and arthroscopy offers both diagnosis and repair. Ligament tears, usually the scapholunate or lunotriquetral ligaments, may require arthroscopic repair and temporary pinning.

Importance of Specialist Care

It is critical to find a hand/wrist specialist experienced in wrist arthroscopy to ensure optimal recovery and a swift return to sports activities. Dr. Alejandro Badia, an expert Hand & Wrist Surgeon in Miami, Florida, emphasizes the importance of specialist care.


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