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Is A Splint Or Wrapping Better For A Tfcc Injury
I have a tfcc injury from hitting a heavy bag. Used a splint for 8 weeks, why is my joint hurting so bad now?
I have this tfcc injury. Had x ray, MRI. Kept it on a splint for 2 months but still hurts. Cant do surgery. I'm feeling hopeless, please help?
I have a tfcc injury. Used a splint for 2 months, most of the pain has gone but still hurts when I rotate my hand. Should I buy a wrist widget?
Size of tfcc tear,: Location, ie in the central avascular part or the vascular periphery, instability, whther it is acute (new) or chronic, anatomy differences all come in to play. Smaller acute tears in the periphery, not associated with instability lkely do the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had TFCC repair a couple of days ago. I am in a full splint and immobilized. While walking I felt a slight pop. Should I be concerned?
3 month tfcc tear after being splinted and injected still is painful when bearing weight, what's next?
Test / Surgery: If no studies done, a routine x-ray followed by a triple arthogram with or without mri. If confirms clinical findings then an arthroscopic evaluation and debridement (shaving) vs. Repair should be entertained. It sounds like in your situation, that conservative care has been exhausted. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
The doctor told me I have tfcc, he gave a metal splint but now its hurting even more with it on. Is this a bad or a good thing? 3 days using the splint
Are you resting hand: TFCC is a tear of the cartilage between the distal end of the radius and ulna. Rotating the wrist or dorsiflexion of the hand can aggravate the pain. If you are wearing the splint and still doing things with your hand you can make the pain worse. Try resting the hand and wrist altogether, if pain doesn't get better go back to the doctor. ...Read more
My MRI showed a tfcc tear. I've had cortisone and used a splint for 2 months. The pain has decreased. Is the tfcchealed or is surgery still needed?
Healing: The improvement is encouraging and a step away from surgery. As long as immobilization and or injection (s) up to three have improved the condition than surgery is not warranted. The tfcc can be considered healed when asymptomatic. If rarely painful, fully functional, then surgery is not warranted regardless of MRI finding. 30% of people older than 30 have mris with tfcc changes w/o injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri showed tfcc tear where blood supply is poor. 3 months later with splint and cortisone pain is gone. Did it repair itself or is tear still there?
I have tfcc, used a splint for one month but its not getting better. The doctor gave me another splint but now it hurts more. I am also using a gel called Grofenac three times a day.?
I have been diagnosed with tfcc tear. My doctor is suggesting ulnar shortening. & another doctor cortisone injection & 6 weeks in a splint.
Both might work:
Both are treatments for tfcc tear. There is no harm in trying an injection and splint, except that it might not work and you waste the time.
If your are significantly ulnar positive at the wrist or have evidence of lunate impaction on exam or imaging studies, than the injection is less likely to work and ulnar shortening may be necessary for pain relief.
Ask your surgeon to explain the choices. ...Read more
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Tfcc injured. After 2 months with a splint I can do pushups without pain. Is this a good thing? Still hurts when I rotate my hand to the limit.
Wrist injuries: The splint immobilized your wrist and allowed scar tissue to help heal it. Your wrist seems to be healing, based on your ability to do pushups. See your physician or physical therapy for further evaluation of the hand rotation. If the wrist is unstable but you don't want surgery, then the surgeon may put a cast on your wrist and forearm. Http://www. Orthobullets. Com/hand/6047/tfcc-injury ...Read more
Hi, I had arthroscopic assisted TFCC repair, my dr out my hand on long splint, but I'm not sure for how long, any idea?!
Hi. I've had prior wrist problems but recently heard it pop (causing me to drop a basket) & more pops & grating when I try to feel if it was dislocated. It didn't swell, but I wrapped it immediately after the injury. I've been inconsistent with wrapping o
What other than rest ice elevating and wrapping should be done for a big toe injury? I tripped over a rubber mat last eve. Toeswore/moves slightly
Evaluation: No way to tell without a proper exam and x-rays. Toe injuries are often under treated. See a podiatrist for a proper evaluation. If you fractured it #1you can still walk in it and #2 if not properly treated, it could result in a permanently painful toe. ...Read more