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Can chronic dehydration have something to do with cartilage damage, specifically triangular fibrocomplex cartilage? Tfcc degenerative tear.

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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possibly

Chronic dehydration can affect cartilage, but it would have to be moderately severe, and for a few months.
That could result in a tear.

In brief: Possibly

Chronic dehydration can affect cartilage, but it would have to be moderately severe, and for a few months.
That could result in a tear.
Dr. SG Erman
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Chronic dehydration

Whatever that actually means.
.If you were "chroncially dehydrated" id worry more about just your tfcc. Youd have cramps, siezures, strokes and cardiac problems. If you dont drink fluid you joints dont dry out. Your body has a very detailed system inplace to conserve water. However if you do have degenerative joint disease one feature is that the cartilage has less moisture. But its not direct.

In brief: Chronic dehydration

Whatever that actually means.
.If you were "chroncially dehydrated" id worry more about just your tfcc. Youd have cramps, siezures, strokes and cardiac problems. If you dont drink fluid you joints dont dry out. Your body has a very detailed system inplace to conserve water. However if you do have degenerative joint disease one feature is that the cartilage has less moisture. But its not direct.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
meaning if you drink fluid you dont kep your joints moist and the converse if you are fluid depleted your joints dont dry out
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