What cause traumatic lesions of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC)?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Traumatic lesions may result from an acute hyperrotation injury to the forearm; a distraction injury to the wrist; or an axial loading injury, which may occur with a fall on an outstretched extremity. These injuries can occur in isolation or may be associated with ulnar styloid fractures, intra-articular distal radius fractures, radial head fractures, both bone fractures, and midshaft radius fractures.


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