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Arthroscopic treatment for ulnar-sided TFCC-tears


Mannil, L; Martin, W; Dahmen, J; Witte, T; Juten, P G; Deneken, F; Räder, M; Homann, H H (2016). Arthroscopic treatment for ulnar-sided TFCC-tears. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 42(1):29-35.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Ruptures of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilaginous complex (TFCC) often occur in cases of trauma. Golden standard for diagnosis is the arthroscopy of the wrist. TFCC lesions are classified according to their location if traumatic in origin or if degenerative according to their severity.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recent literature has focused on the ruptures of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilaginous complex. This article describes conservative, operative and arthroscopic surgical techniques to reconstruct the triangular fibrocartilaginous complex and restore distal radioulnar joint stability.
RESULTS: The main therapeutic goal should be the stabilization of the DRUJ by reattachment of the torn ligaments in ulnar-sided ruptures to the deep fibers in the fovea. This reinsertion can be performed by transosseous suture, a suture anchor or open.
CONCLUSION: Central TFCC tears are typically located close to the sigmoid notch of the radius and are either traumatic or degenerative in origin. While central TFCC lesions are usually treated by arthroscopic debridement using small joint punches or a bipolar high frequency system, the ulnar TFCC avulsions can also be refixed arthroscopically in different techniques.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Ruptures of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilaginous complex (TFCC) often occur in cases of trauma. Golden standard for diagnosis is the arthroscopy of the wrist. TFCC lesions are classified according to their location if traumatic in origin or if degenerative according to their severity.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recent literature has focused on the ruptures of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilaginous complex. This article describes conservative, operative and arthroscopic surgical techniques to reconstruct the triangular fibrocartilaginous complex and restore distal radioulnar joint stability.
RESULTS: The main therapeutic goal should be the stabilization of the DRUJ by reattachment of the torn ligaments in ulnar-sided ruptures to the deep fibers in the fovea. This reinsertion can be performed by transosseous suture, a suture anchor or open.
CONCLUSION: Central TFCC tears are typically located close to the sigmoid notch of the radius and are either traumatic or degenerative in origin. While central TFCC lesions are usually treated by arthroscopic debridement using small joint punches or a bipolar high frequency system, the ulnar TFCC avulsions can also be refixed arthroscopically in different techniques.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:February 2016
Deposited On:06 Feb 2017 11:02
Last Modified:06 Feb 2017 11:02
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1863-9933
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-015-0593-x
PubMed ID:26566794

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