TFCC Tears: a common source of wrist pain

The wrist is a versatile joint that allows us to position the hand in space to perform the most complex of functions.  This requires the wrist joint to be flexible and strong.  The distal radius and ulna, along with eight small carpal bones comprise the wrist.  Ligaments connect these bones and a few of these ligaments are prone to injury.  The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) ligament is located on the side of the wrist below the small finger and when injured can cause chronic wrist pain.  The TFCC ligament is approximately the size of a dime.  Many patients diagnosed with a “wrist sprain”  have injury to this ligament. Read more by clicking here

Please note that early diagnosis and treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow injuries often result in improved patient outcomes. Call the Raleigh Hand Center to schedule an evaluation by an orthopaedic hand and upper extremity specialist in Raleigh, NC.

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