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Round table: TFCC tears: a complex system for complex lesions

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2011;11(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enroundtablearthro001

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The TFCC is an essential structure in the stability of the distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ). What we took for a simple suspensory ligament has actually become a complex structure than previously thought since the work of Palmer in 1981. Some members of the EWAS, first and foremost Toshiyasu Nakamura, has helped to better understand this essential component as well as the damage it may suffer. Thanks to Andrea Atzei, Francisco Del Pinal and Tommy Lindau, the TFCC is now a well understood and well-known entity. Having them together in a round table on this topic answering a flow of questions asked by our two famous chairmen, Diego Fernandez and Laurent Obert, allows to better understand the problems caused by the lesion of this structure.