International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2018)

Arthroscopic assissted repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex tears


Gamal Salah ELDin ELmorsy, Abdelrhman, AElbshbeshy, G Hossny, Abdelmaksoud

Background: The TFCC is one of many structures on the ulnar aspect of the wrist. TFCC is a critical component of wrist mechanics, serving important functions in both load transmission and DRUJ stability. TFCC tears are common sources of ulnar-sided wrist pain which are frequently diagnosed simply as wrist sprains. Purpose: This study to assess functional outcome of arthroscopic repair of TFCC tears. Methods: During the period between May 2015 and February 2017, we conducted a prospective study to assess functional outcome of arthroscopic management of TFCC tears. The study includes ten patients with torn TFCC (age between 18-60 years). Athletes and non-athletes with failure of conservative treatment in alleviation of patient’s Symptoms after 3 months. They underwent arthroscopic Repair. Presurgery and postsurgery the visual analogue scale (VAS) was recorded for each case. Patient-rated wrist and hand evaluation (PRWHE) scores were determined at baseline (before arthroscopy) and after arthroscopy. The mean duration of follow-up was 10.93 months. Results: The VAS improved from a mean of 6,58to a mean of1,8 and Mean PRWHE total score declined from 49 of 100 at baseline to 25of 100. Conclusion: This study proves that arthroscopic management of TFCC injuries results in a predictable satisfactory functional outcome.
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Gamal Salah ELDin ELmorsy, Abdelrhman, AElbshbeshy, G Hossny, Abdelmaksoud. Arthroscopic assissted repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex tears. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 103-108
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