Repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex after ulnar-shortening osteotomy: second-look arthroscopy.

@article{Tatebe2007RepairOT,
  title={Repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex after ulnar-shortening osteotomy: second-look arthroscopy.},
  author={Masahiro Tatebe and Emiko Horii and Etsuhiro Nakao and Takaaki Shinohara and Toshihiko Imaeda and Ryogo Nakamura and Hitoshi Hirata},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={445-9}
}
PURPOSE Ulnar shortening is a widely used procedure for various conditions associated with ulnar wrist pain, including triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injury; however, few reports have examined the condition of the TFCC after osteotomy. The central avascular zone of the TFCC generally is considered to have no potential to heal. This study investigated whether the avascular zone of the TFCC has any potential for repair, and whether repair of the torn disc proper correlates with clinical… CONTINUE READING