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Evaluation of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex

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The traumatic or degenerative triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries are the most common cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain. Due to the complex nature of the TFCC, it is common that the diagnosis of TFCC pathology cannot be readily reached based on imaging alone. History taking and physical examination remain the vital elements for detecting the TFCC pathology. To date, the evaluation of TFCC injuries remains a challenging task for many hand or orthopedic surgeons. In this chapter, a systemic examination approach for TFCC pathology and the proper way to perform the commonly used provocative tests was described.

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Wang, Z., Liu, B. (2023). Evaluation of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex. In: Lane, J.G., Gobbi, A., Espregueira-Mendes, J., Kaleka, C.C., Adachi, N. (eds) The Art of the Musculoskeletal Physical Exam. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-24404-9_27

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