Triangular fibrocartilage complex wrist injuries

Common in snowboarders, or from a strong rotation or distraction force, acute triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries can occur after a fall onto an outstretched hand with the wrist extended and pronated.

They are found in up to 80% of distal radius fractures, more commonly after fractures involving the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and the ulnar styloid.

What is it?
The TFCC is located on the ulnar side of the wrist. It consists of the fibrocartilage articular disc, the meniscal homologue, the palmar and

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