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Hand Clin. 2011 Aug;27(3):237-42. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2011.05.004.

All-arthroscopic repair of peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex tears using FasT-Fix.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, Stanford University Medical Center, 450 Broadway Street, Suite C-442, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA.


Injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a major source of ulnar-sided wrist pain that results in disability with common activities of daily living involving forearm rotation, for which operative management is indicated if conservative management fails. Past results with open repairs have been successful, but recent surgical advances have allowed the development of arthroscopic management. This article describes and reviews an all-arthroscopic technique of repair of Palmer type IB TFCC injuries with FasT-Fix suture technology (Smith and Nephew, Andover, MA, USA), which is advantageous both biomechanically and in terms of decreasing risk of morbidity.

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