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A 21-year-old male asked:

Conservative treatment failed, leading to surgery for a tfcc injury. to what extent is an mri (expensive) necessary before an arthroscopic procedure?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Up to your doctor: If your physician is convinced the tfcc is torn and needs repair then an MRI is confirmatory. Your surgeon may not want or need confirmation of his clinical findings. Everyone is different.
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