Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries: Early Diagnosis and Proper Management

Stephen R. Paul, MD; Matthew Tennison, MD
  • Athletic Training and Sports Health Care
  • November/December 2011 – Volume 3 · Issue 6: 252-254
  • DOI: 10.3928/19425864-20111028-03
Triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries are common in athletes. An understanding of anatomy, combined with physical examination findings, including instability of the midcarpus or distal radioulnar joint, allows for better non-operative management, earlier return to play, and appropriate surgical consult for definitive treatment.
The authors are from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
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