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Triangular Fibrocartilageneous Complex (TFCC) Repair

What is TFCC Repair?

The TFCC is a thick ligament on the inside of the wrist at the end of the ulna bone. Surgery to repair this ligament involves an arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) of the wrist to identify the exact size and location of the tear, as well as identify any other associated injuries. Depending upon the size and location of the tear it may be repaired arthroscopically, or there may be a short cut required on the back or the inside of the wrist. The ligament is repaired using a combination of anchors and stitches.

After TFCC Repair

After surgery, the wrist is placed into a splint that prevents the forearm from rotating.

Patients can usually go home on the same day as their operation or the next morning, depending on the extent of surgery required. The next step is a referral to a hand therapist to assist in rehabilitation. 

For more information on TFCC repair, we recommend contacting our surgeons for an initial consultation. 

Surgeons that perform this procedure

Mr Harry Clitherow

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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