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Surgical Setup and Intra-articular Anatomy

Wrist arthroscopy has become a common diagnostic and thera-

peutic tool following improvements in instrumentation and

description of the various wrist portals in 1985 (1). As the

benefits of wrist arthroscopy became evident, the arthroscopic

assessment of other small joints such as the metacarpophalan-

geal (MP) joints and carpometacarpal (CMC) joints developed.

Surgical small joint arthroscopy of the upper extremity has

continued to evolve.