Carpal Instability

Hand Surgeon Mark E. Pruzansky, MD and Jason S. Pruzansky, MD can help you experience less pain and recover quicker from hand, wrist and elbow surgery through minimally invasive surgery techniques. Call our Concierge Services at 212-249-8700 to schedule your appointment.

Carpal instability is a condition in which an injury – such as a fall on an outstretched hand which may occur in football, basketball, hockey or skiing – has distorted the alignment of the wrist bones, whether through a sprain, fracture, dislocation or the presence of rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms include weakness of the wrist, tenderness and a clicking or snapping noise upon certain movements. Early treatments include occupational and physical therapy, immobilizing the wrist or ligament repair; older and more severely disabling instances of the condition require arthroscopically assisted reconstructive surgery.