Non-surgical intervention for TFCC tears: a case study

Are there other viable options beside surgery?

Injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex of the wrist results in decreased functional use of the hand. The current literature supports the use of conservative management as the initial treatment option, followed by surgery if conservative management has failed to increase upper extremity function.However, after conservative management has failed, the only option for regaining full functional use of the hand in subjects with an injury to the TFCC is surgery. This case study demonstrates the first described alternative to the surgical management of TFCC injuries after conservative treatment has failed.  


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