Wrist arthroscopy for the treatment of ligament and triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries.

@article{Westkaemper1998WristAF,
  title={Wrist arthroscopy for the treatment of ligament and triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries.},
  author={J G Westkaemper and G J Mitsionis and Panagiotis Giannakopoulos and Dean G Sotereanos},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={479-83}
}
The use of arthroscopy was evaluated in 47 patients who were treated for suspected triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears, scapholunate (SL) tears, and/or lunotriquetral (LT) tears. Wrist arthroscopy was performed using traction and standard portals. Any TFCC tear found was debrided to a stable rim. SL and LT tears were debrided to bleeding bone. The range of follow-up was 1.5 to 50 months (average, 15.4 months). Patient grading was determined usin the Mayo Modified Wrist Score. For the… CONTINUE READING