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TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex) Injury

TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex) Injury
TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Illustration | The Physio StoreThe triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a cartilage structure located on the small finger side of the wrist that, cushions and supports the small carpal bones in the wrist. The TFCC keeps the forearm bones (radius and ulna) stable when the hand grasps or the forearm rotates. An injury or tear to the TFCC can cause chronic wrist pain.
There are two types of TFCC tears:
  • Type 1 tears are called traumatic tears. Falling on an outstretched hand and excessive arm rotation are the most common causes.
  • Type 2 TFCC tears are degenerative or chronic. They can occur over time and with age. The degenerative process wears the cartilage down over time. Some inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, may also contribute to Type 2 TFCC tears.

What are the symptoms of a TFCC tear?

Common symptoms of a TFCC tear include:
  • Pain, at the base of small finger side of the wrist
  • Pain worsens as the wrist is bent from side to side
  • Swelling in the wrist
  • Painful clicking in the wrist
  • Loss of grip strength
For more information on TFCC injuries and tears, visit TFCC Injuries - Physiopedia
Need help selecting the right product for a triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injury? Contact our physiotherapy team for a free consult.
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Brand: Orliman Model: OS6261
The perfect brace needed to support your wrist that is both comfortable and adjustable.Manufactured in a breathable stretch knit fabric that is very strong yet soft for added comfort; its seamless construction means no uncomfortable rubbing.  Three dimensional anatomical adjustment. ..
$49.95 CAD $59.50 CAD
Brand: Medical Specialties Model: MS-223802
An excellent choice for providing pressure along the carpal region, incorporating molded plastic stays to limit flexion and extension of the wrist.The Compressor™ wrist support provides excellent comfort and compression along the carpal region.  The patented strap retention system on the..
$59.99 CAD
Brand: Chattanooga Model: CHT-1014
Hydrocollator Moist Heat HotPacs are the first choice for physiotherapists, physicians, chiropractors, athletic trainers and kinesiologists for over 60 years. Chattanooga is the inventor of the original Hydrocollator HotPac and proud to still be producing this all natural product today. The benefit..
$14.45 CAD
Brand: Medical Specialties Model: MS-223324
Medspec's latest and best wrist brace to join its line up. The new Wrist Lacer II provides equal tension across all four laces offering supreme comfort, immobilization and ease of application.Lacer II Closure System - The best in the business The unique lace closure design provides equal tensi..
$58.99 CAD
Brand: Elasto-Gel (Canada) Model: SWT101424
This high quality ice and heat therapy wrap is perfectly designed for hot/cold use on smaller areas such as the forehead, elbow, wrist or ankle.The use of an ice wrap for an acute injury or after surgery can help reduce the inflammation and speed up the recovery process.  It can also help r..
$57.00 CAD
Brand: OPTP Model: OPTP-674/5/6
Non-slip wrist support that offers impressive bilateral support while allowing greater mobility than most wrist braces and carpal tunnel braces. Many wrist supports offer fair stability, but their basic design inhibits easy mobility of the wrist, decreasing the willingness of the patient to obtain ..
$32.00 CAD
Brand: Wrist Widget Model: WW-NB1
The WristWidget® is designed to provide support to the radius and ulna which enables the TFCC to heal without surgery. Wendy Medeiros, the inventor, has focused exclusively on this injury since 2016 and has worked as a hand therapist since 1991. Her experience is your asset when it comes to the kn..
$36.00 CAD
Brand: ProCare by DJO Global Model: DJO-79-875
The ProCare Quick-Fit Wrist II brace is an economical universal simple and functional wrist brace designed to be a little more flexible and easy to adjust. Ideal for the elderly patient.ProCare Quick-Fit Wrist Brace II Features & BenefitsDesigned for the treatment of wrist and hand in..
$35.00 CAD
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