How are triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) lesions assessed?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Radiographs are assessed for ulnar variance and to exclude other possible osseous or ligamentous pathology. Arthrographic findings are diagnostic for TFCC tears; however, not all tears are symptomatic, and further investigation may be necessary. Additional diagnostic modalities could include arthroscopy and MRI. Differential local anesthetic injections can also aid in the diagnosis.


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