Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®

, Volume 470, Issue 11, pp 3265–3265

Letter to the Editor: Peripheral Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears Cause Ulnocarpal Instability: A Biomechanical Pilot Study

  • Frank Unglaub
  • Franck M. Leclere
  • Peter Hahn
  • Maya B. Wolf
Letter to the Editor

DOI: 10.1007/s11999-012-2586-y

Cite this article as:
Unglaub, F., Leclere, F.M., Hahn, P. et al. Clin Orthop Relat Res (2012) 470: 3265. doi:10.1007/s11999-012-2586-y

To the Editor

It was with great interest that we read the article by Dy et al. entitled, Peripheral Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears Cause H Instability: A Biomechanical Pilot Study [1]. We congratulate the authors on this important study and its outcome; however, we have several questions. First, what method was used to transect the ligaments? Second, how was complete transection of the ligaments ensured [2, 3]? Finally, was an additional arthroscopy of the distal radioulnar joint [4] performed to confirm complete transection?

We believe these are important questions that need to be answered. Additionally, we would have liked to see arthroscopic images of the triangular fibrocartilage complex tear before and after transection of its attachment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Unglaub
    • 1
  • Franck M. Leclere
    • 1
  • Peter Hahn
    • 1
  • Maya B. Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.Vulpiusklinik Bad Rappenau, Hand SurgeryBad RappenauGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany