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Cortisone tfcc

A female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Fracture: I am not sure why cortisone was used. Steroids usually impede healing. Talk to your doc and explain that you're not improving. If you feel like you're... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Have it reevaluated: Have the wrist reevaluated. A new MRI may need to be considered.
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 31 years experience
Not unusual: Depending on the type and location of tear these can remain sore for some time. In fact about 40% of individuals have a tfcc tear and don't know it b... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See an orthopedist: The only person who can answer this is your orthopedist who can evaluate you with an exam and an interpretation of the imaging studies. Go back and se... Read More
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
TFCC Tear: Generally speaking if the pain has resolved and the wrist is stable (i.E not loose on exam), then you should be ok. There are certainly situations whe... Read More
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
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 th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably healed : It is most likely healed but occasionally pain may diminish with time without healing due to other factors. Only a repeat MRI will likely reveal the t... Read More
Dr. Dann Byck
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Good question: Tfcc tears are repairable. So, o\if your treatment rendered a normal wrist there is probably a good chance some or all of the tear has healed. Conti... Read More
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Maybe?: Tfcc tears can take a long time to heal and sometimes do not heal. Cortisone could be masking the pain despite a persistent tear. I would probably j... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Non-operative treatm: Ent is always preferred over operative treatment. It is very possible that the cortisone injection and brace will work. The tfcc is kind of like the... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
May not: Cortisone decreases inflammation but can also inhibit healing. If you are already healing, let things take their time. If needed, prolotherapy can be ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Tfcc tears can be : Treated with a splint and a cortisone injection and this may help for months and years. Technically the only thing you can do to fix a tfcc tear is to... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: And call the doctor and let them know it is worse.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: Why are you getting them? The reason for the shot is the determining factor. Usually a steroid shot in the back or into a joint is no more than ever... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
Depends on multiple : Factors. Ex. Where it is being injected; some areas of the body are more responsive to cortisone than others. It depends on reason 4 injection. For in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
Hand Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the condition being treated. In general terms, cortisone injections relieve inflammation and pain. Other modalities that can so... Read More
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