What are the signs and symptoms of 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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Patients complain of ulnar pain, clicking, or snapping with wrist motion. On examination, swelling and localized tenderness are often present over the dorsal TFCC. The TFCC load test results are likely positive. Loss of forearm pronation and supination may occur as a result of pain, and audible clicks may be noted with forearm rotation.


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