Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex

The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a structure found in the wrist. The TFCC serves as the primary stabilizer of the distal wrist joint, as well as provides for cushioning from certain activities. It works in a similar fashion to the menisci found in the knee and is often called the “wrist meniscus.” It can be injured either acutely during trauma or from repetitive overuse. There is some evidence that, over time, the TFCCs of all patients will begin to break down (usually beginning in the fourth decade of life) ...

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