Double loop for arthroscopic repair of large triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear
Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2010;10(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3037
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) has an important biomechanical function for the carpus and the distal radioulnar joint. TFCC lesions are responsible for ulnar side wrist pain and need to be repaired in order to restore a normal wrist. In some cases, TFCC lesions range from ulnar styloid to radial insertion. Wrist arthroscopy makes diagnosis and treatment possible in the least invasive way. The surgical treatment consists in reinserting the TFCC using the new double loop suture with absorbable PDS material. The film describes how to place a double suture of the entire TFCC tear by using an only one-way suture technique.