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Injuries to the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex

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Injuries to the triangular fibrocartilage complex are very common in the athlete. An accurate history and clinical examination, supplemented with high-quality MRI scans, will allow an accurate diagnosis to be made in the majority of cases. Wrist arthroscopy is the gold standard method of making the diagnosis and also able to identify which tears can be repaired and which require debridement.

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    Central TFCC tear has a greater healing potential than peripheral tear. True or False?

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    What is the initial management of symptomatic degenerative TFCC tear?

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    False. The periphery of the TFCC has a good blood supply; tears in this region have the potential to be repaired. By contrast, tears in the central avascular area can only be debrided.

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    A trial of non-operative measures with painkiller, splintage, and steroid injection.

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Rekant, M. (2019). Injuries to the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex. In: Hayton, M., Ng, C., Funk, L., Watts, A., Walton, M. (eds) Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist. In Clinical Practice. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02134-4_12

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