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How Long Should It Take For A Tfcc Injury 2 Completly Heal
2 - 3 months: Stable minor sprains in the tfcc can get better -- usually about 2, maybe 3, months. Unstable sprains or out-right tears usually need a surgery. From surgery, it is reasonably also 2 - 3 months. These can heal and can get better! it takes a good diagnosis and proper treatment by the doctor, and patience from the patient! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Since your injury is 4 months old the need for surgery depends on how much your wrist bothers you. If your pain is infrequent, you may want to wait, but if you have pain every day, it is probably not going to get better without surgery. Surgery can be very helpful, but it often takes 3-4 months to fully recover. ...Read more
Doubtful, but...: I diagnose TFCC tears daily with MRI and CT arthrogram studies, and work closely with a large group of well-trained Hand Surgeons and PTs. Every therapy you can think of has been tried, and none seems to work very well. Severe pain is usually treated with ulnar shortening or surgery at the attachment sites of the TFCC. Sometimes, the pain resolves without surgery. But, it never hurts to try US. ...Read more
My tfcc injury from hitting a heavy bag did not heal after 3 moths of immobilization. What does it mean?
May need surgery: It would seem somewhat unlikely that if your injury has not healed after 12 weeks of immobilization, that it would respond to further immobilization. You should discuss with your doctor, but surgery may be a consideration at this point. ...Read more
I have pain on the ulnar side of the wrist, close to the tfcc. Mri shows only a bone contusion, no lig damage. The primary injury is 6mo old. What would contribute to contusion lasting this long?
Other causes of Pain: Physical exam is paramount, to determine the origin of the pain. It may be an error to assume, that the cause of the pain, has to be the bone contusion. Depending on the image resolution, partial ligamentous injuries may not be seen, on mri. Correlation with operative (arthroscopic) findings is between 50 to 75 % ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wrist sprain been 1 month hurts when i lift something heavy. Specialist took MRI said tore my dorsal capsule and small hole in tfcc. How long to heal?
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I had a tfcc injury 6 months ago. I have almost no pain now expect for rainy days. Is it going to be like thid all the time? Can i go to the gym now?
Details: The MRI can help your Doctor in planning treatment, and to confirm that the TFCC injury is present, and not any other injury with the same symptoms. For example, tendonitis or sprain of the ECU tendon can give sililar symptoms, but has a different treatment than a TFCC injury. And a tear within the TFCC can be at more than one location, and are treated differently depending on the site of injury. ...Read more
Injection: If you are young and have a symptomatic TFCC tear diagnosed after a consistent history, physical examination and saline- enhanced MRI scan then arthroscopic repair or debridement( based on location ) is the treatment of choice .If this is not available to you or you have to wait for surgery then an injection into this area w/ steroid/ Marcaine can be helpful until surgery can be done. Best of Luck ...Read more
I have a tfcc injury from hitting a heavy bag. Used a splint for 8 weeks, why is my joint hurting so bad now?
TFCC: Initial management may include application of a muenster brace to immobilize the wrist and forearm. A cortisone injection may be helpful in conjunction. If symptoms persist, MRI arthrogram may be helpful. If tear is peripheral, wrist scope and repair. If tear is central, wrist scope and debridement. Many times, degenerative tear is associated with longer ulna. Shortening of ulna may be done too. ...Read more
TFCC is both: It is a carticalginous strucutre that blends into ligmants. That is why it has "fibro" like a ligament. "cartilage" and COMPLEX in its name. THe central disc part is cartilage that cushions but it has a thickened vascular rim that provdde ligamenteouis like structure, the ulnar ligmanets of hte wrsit and the tendin sheath of the ecu blend into this. Think of a sail with supports, rigging ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Injury to the tfcc: The triangular fibrocartilage is a small cartilage structure located on the small finger side of the wrist. It is composed of several distinct anatomical structures and is often referred to as the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). A TFCC injury means an injury to any or all of the distinct anatomical components that make up the TFCC. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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