The TFCC is a small disc of fibrocartilage which sits at the end of the forearm bone on the little finger side of the wrist and stabilises the wrist during grasping activities.
The TFCC is a small disc of fibrocartilage which sits at the end of the forearm bone on the little finger side of the wrist and stabilises the wrist during grasping activities. Tears are classified by;
The older you are, the more likely you are to sustain a degenerative TFCC tear. Misdiagnosis is easy, since symptoms such as pain, weakness, cracking and grinding, are common symptoms to other wrist conditions, like a broken wrist. MRI may be the best diagnostic tool for this condition. Wrist Injury? You need a Wrist expert! If you suspect serious injury or your pain won’t subside, you need a thorough diagnosis to understand what condition you may have. Dr Gupta is an experienced Orthopaedic consultant specialising in wrist & hand conditions. To book an appointment with Dr Gupta, call 02 9687 8344 or make a priority booking online here.
TFCC tear symptoms may include;
There are two causes of TFCC injury;
Such as getting your hand & wrist caught in a door or under a heavy object.
Poor blood supply and repetitive wear and tear is enough to cause injury to the TFCC.
To diagnose a broken wrist, the consultant will question the patient to:
TFCC Tear Your wrist will present with the following positive signs;
If you have sustained a TFCC tear, you have a serious condition which needs expert consideration. Dr Manish Gupta is a wrist expert and can quickly diagnose your condition to determine the right care for you.
Dr Gupta is an experienced Orthopaedic surgeon and consultant who specialises in wrist & hand conditions. Treatment of a TFCC tear injury begins with a thorough diagnosis to understand the severity of the condition in the context of your age, your sport, your work and your life to understand what is important to you about your recovery. Non-Surgical A TFCC tear will not be able to repair without surgery. You will be able to manage with a torn TFCC, but it will cause problems in the future. Non-surgical treatment involves;
Surgical TFCC Repair An Arthroscopic operation which repairs a torn TFCC Post Operative Rehab Treatment Dr Gupta uses a proven rehabilitation process for each of his operative procedures. Find out more about our rehab here at our Post-Op TFCC Rehab Protocol Dr Gupta is an experienced Orthopaedic consultant specialising in wrist & hand conditions. Book and appointment to see Dr Gupta by calling 02 9687 8344 or using our online priority booking form.
Goal of Surgery
If you have a broken wrist, the severity of the condition is determined by how much the broken ends or fragments of bone move away from each other. Surgery is indicated in those where the broken ends have moved apart and there needs to be help to put them back together.
The goal of Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of a broken wrist, is to open the site for repair, reduce or bring the ends of the break back together, and hold them together using a surgical plate and screws.
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