Surgical Repair of Acute TFCC Injury

John C. Dunn, Michael M. Polmear*, Leon J. Nesti

*Corresponding author for this work

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Triangular fibrocartilage complex tears are a common source of ulnar-sided wrist pain and distal radioulnar joint instability. Symptoms recalcitrant to conservative management or injuries in high-demand athletes may indicate surgical management. Both open and arthroscopic techniques offer improvements in objective measures, patient-centered outcome scores, and return to work, but may be complicated by nerve irritation, persistent wrist instability, and pain. Recently developed knotless arthroscopic techniques are not well studied but may limit morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-678
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • arthroscopic repair
  • distal radioulnar joint
  • open repair
  • tear
  • triangular fibrocartilage complex


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