A 34-year-old female asked:
can a cortisone injection and splint heal a cartilage tear in the wrist (tfcc)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rashid Khan answered
32 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No.See a hand surgeon.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Bradley Butkovich answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 have arthroscopic wrist surgery but this isn't always necessary.
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
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