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TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex) Injury

TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex) Injury
TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Illustration | The Physio Store The 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
Brand: Elasto-Gel Model: SWT-TW6001
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..
$40.00 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 ..
$28.00 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
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