Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury Specialists Wyoming MI

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury Specialists. You will find helpful, informative articles about Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury Specialists, including "Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injuries". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Wyoming, MI that will answer all of your questions about Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury Specialists.

James Benson Anderson, MD
(586) 286-0610
4917 N Sunnynook Court SW
Wyoming, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided By:
John Paul Bolthouse, DDS
(616) 538-1260
3100 Ivanrest Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
James Kessel, DDS
(616) 538-5920
3040 Prairie St Sw
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Dennis W Hodge, DDS
(616) 455-7280
5260 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Daniel A Kruse, DDS
(616) 281-9097
2013 Eastcastle Dr Se Ste C
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Kevin Howard
(616) 252-8300
2215 44th St Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
David O Cramer, DDS
(616) 534-0550
4320 44th St Sw Ste 1
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Jonathan P Cornelius, MD
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 2003

Data Provided By:
Cheryl Sales, DO
(616) 281-1426
2060 43rd St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mi

Data Provided By:
Gary Dickson Armbrecht, DDS
(616) 455-4800
2000 43Rd St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injuries

A Patient's Guide to Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injuries

Introduction

Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries of the wrist affect the ulnar (little finger) side of the wrist. Mild injuries of the TFCC may be referred to as a wrist sprain. As the name suggests, the soft tissues of the wrist are complex. They work together to stabilize the very mobile wrist joint. Disruption of this area through injury or degeneration can cause more than just a wrist sprain. A TFCC injury can be a very disabling wrist condition.

This guide will help you understand

  • what parts if the wrist are involved
  • how these injuries occur
  • how doctors diagnose the condition
  • what treatment options are available

Anatomy

What parts of the wrist are involved?

The wrist is actually a collection of many bones and joints. It is probably the most complex of all the joints in the body. There are 15 bones that form connections from the end of the forearm to the hand.

The wrist itself contains eight small bones, called carpal bones. These bones are grouped in two rows across the wrist. The proximal row is where the wrist creases when you bend it. The second row of carpal bones, called the distal row, meets the proximal row a little further toward the fingers.

The proximal row of carpal bones connects the two bones of the forearm, the radius and the ulna, to the bones of the hand. On the ulnar side of the wrist, the end of the ulna bone of the forearm moves with two carpal bones, the lunate and the triquetrum.

The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) suspends the ends of the radius and ulna bones over the wrist. It is triangular in shape and made up of several ligaments and cartilage. The TFCC makes it possible for the wrist to move in six different directions (bending, straightening, twisting, side-to-side).

The entire triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) sits between the ulna and two carpal bones (the lunate and the triquetrum). The TFCC inserts into the lunate and triquetrum via the ulnolunate and ulnotriquetral ligaments. It stabilizes the distal radioulnar joint while improving the range of motion and gliding action within the wrist.

There is a small cartilage pad called the articular disc in the center of the complex that cushions this part of the wrist joint. Other parts of the complex include the dorsal radioulnar ligament, the volar radioulnar ligament, the meniscus homologue (ulnocarpal meniscus), the ulnar collateral ligament, the subsheath of the extensor carpi ulnaris, and the ulnolunate and ulnotriquetral ligaments.

Injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex involves tears of the fibrocartilage articular disc and meniscal homologue. The homologue refers to the piece of tissue that connects the disc to the triquetrum bone in the wrist. The homologue acts like a sling or leash between these two structures.

Another important structure to unde...

Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com