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I have a tfcc injury. How can a MRI help the doctor?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
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The MRI can help your Doctor in planning treatment, and to confirm that the TFCC injury is present, and not any other injury with the same symptoms.
For example, tendonitis or sprain of the ECU tendon can give sililar symptoms, but has a different treatment than a TFCC injury. And a tear within the TFCC can be at more than one location, and are treated differently depending on the site of injury.

In brief: Details

The MRI can help your Doctor in planning treatment, and to confirm that the TFCC injury is present, and not any other injury with the same symptoms.
For example, tendonitis or sprain of the ECU tendon can give sililar symptoms, but has a different treatment than a TFCC injury. And a tear within the TFCC can be at more than one location, and are treated differently depending on the site of injury.
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