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Is the triangular fibrocartilage complex repair a risky thing to do?

Is the triangular fibrocartilage complex repair a risky thing to do?

Depends: It depends on the extent of disability and damage in the fibrocartilage itself and who is doing it. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a triangular fibrocartilage complex repair done?

Does it hurt to get a triangular fibrocartilage complex repair done?

Somewhat: Alll surgery hurts to one degree or another. Tfcc surgery/repairs are often done arthroscopically which would minimize the pain. Anticipate being immobilized in a splint and taking narcotic meds to control your pain symptoms for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a triangular fibrocartilage complex repair done?

Where do I go to get a triangular fibrocartilage complex repair done?

Hand Surgeon: Typically a hand surgeon does these types of repairs. You should seek out an orthopedic surgeon or plastic surgeon who has done a hand fellowship and can explain the treatment options to you. The repair is usually done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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What is a "triangular fibrocartilage complex injury"?

What is a "triangular fibrocartilage complex injury"?

TFCC: Initial management may include application of a muenster brace to immobilize the wrist and forearm. A cortisone injection may be helpful in conjunction. If symptoms persist, MRI arthrogram may be helpful. If tear is peripheral, wrist scope and repair. If tear is central, wrist scope and debridement. Many times, degenerative tear is associated with longer ulna. Shortening of ulna may be done too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a triangular fibrocartilage complex tear?

What are the symptoms of a triangular fibrocartilage complex tear?

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 to play. Smaller acute tears in the periphery, not associated with instability lkely do the best. Therapy may help reduce symptoms and at times corticosteroid injections help too, but if tear is large or the ulna is unstable then may need surgery ...Read more

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Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury?

Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury?

TFCC: Tfcc is a small piece of cartilage in the wrist, at the end of the ulna. Injury is one of the most common causes of ulnar sided wrist pain. If pain has been present for an extended period of time, see a hand surgeon for diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Why did i get my triangular fibrocartilage complex (tfcc) tear in my wrist?

Why did i get my triangular fibrocartilage complex (tfcc) tear in my wrist?

2 main causes: Trauma such as a fall can cause a peripheral tear or central flap tear. Attrition tears can also occur from repetitive loading and overuse of the wrist. People with an ulnar positive variant (longer ulna than radius) are at greater risk for either type of tear. ...Read more

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How do you treat a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage?

How do you treat a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage?

Surg: This requires a visit to a hand surgeon and surgical repair if the diagnosis is correct and confirmed by mr. ...Read more

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If an MRI reveals an oblique tear through disc proper of triangular fibrocartilage, will playing tennis/ golf do further damage?

If an MRI reveals an oblique tear through disc proper of triangular fibrocartilage, will playing tennis/ golf do further damage?

Yes over time: If you are under 40 the tear is probably from repetitive trauma and will get worse over time with activities that cause ulnar deviation (towards the little finger). If older the tear is probably degenerative and may or may not get worse with use. ...Read more

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