Conditions Treated

Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries

What is it?

TFCC injuries are tears in the cartilage type structure located on the little finger (ulnar) side of the wrist. The TFCC cushions and supports the wrist as well as keeping the forearm bones stable when the hand grasps or the forearm rotates. Injuries to the TFCC can be either from a trauma (e.g. falling onto the hand) or degenerative (e.g. wear and tear)

Symptoms

Pain at the ulnar (little finger) side of the wrist, increased pain with wrist movement (twisting, or side to side movement) or with weight bearing. Swelling in the wrist, painful clicking in the wrist and loss of grip strength.

In some instances, TFCC injuries need surgery however many can be managed with splints and specialised exercise programs.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment.

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