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Tfcc of wrist

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Tfcc tear: Yes a car accident can cause a tfcc tear.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on injury: Tfcc tears most often caused by twisting of the wrist but can also be caused by direct compression as can be seen in a car accident.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Another surgeon: If you've had 3 tfcc repairs in the last six years, this is becoming an exercise of futility. I'd recommend seeing another hand surgeon for a second o... Read More
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Not sure: You may need reconstruction of the tfc and should be done by a cert. Hand surgeon only.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Doubtful: The tfcc is a cartilage and ligamentous complex that extends from the ulnar styloid to the ulnar border of the radius and acts to stabilize the distal... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Indicated: this is the preferred conservative treatment. Good luck
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Size of tfcc tear,: Location, ie in the central avascular part or the vascular periphery, instability, whther is acute (new) or chronic , anatomy differences all come in... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: If your TFCC is torn in the middle and needs to be cleaned up like a meniscus in the knee, you will probable has little immobilization and then active... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Variable: Depends upon location of the tear is it a central tear only requiring debridement or a peripheral tear which is treated with repair. Is the procedure ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Everyome has a tfcc: unless its been removed or there is a congenital difference. Cracking a joint is typically just making gas bubble appear out of joint fluid, but it ca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need evaluation: Triangular fibro cartilage complex or tfcc injuries if untreated will cause serious disability to wrist function , will have wrist weakness , loss ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even ... Read More

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