How long is recovery from TFCC surgery?
For TFCC tears that don’t require surgery, recovery usually takes about four to six weeks. If you do need surgery, it may take anywhere from six weeks to several months before you regain full use of your wrist.
What section of TFCC can be repaired?
After curettage of the scar tissue in the fovea, the deep palmar and dorsal limbs of the TFCC are sutured back to the fovea using a suture anchor technique. Results Foveal TFCC tears could be repaired via a palmar surgical approach without violating the floor of the ECU tendon sheath and the superficial dorsal limb.
Is TFCC surgery risky?
The risks of surgery for TFCC tears include anaesthetic reactions, infection, poor scarring, ongoing pain, reduced grip strength, reduced range of wrist motion and complex regional pain syndrome.
Can I work after TFCC surgery?
Your doctor will tell you how often and how much you can move your wrist and arm. If you have a desk job, you will probably be able to return to work or your normal routine in a few days to a few weeks. If you have to lift heavier objects at work, it may take months before you return to work.
What happens if you don’t treat a TFCC tear?
Minor TFCC tears often heal without treatment. If you don’t have pain or weakness in your wrist, your provider may recommend letting the tear heal on its own. Some TFCC tears cause symptoms and interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. In these cases, your provider may recommend treatment.
How painful is a TFCC tear?
In many cases, chronic or degenerative TFCC tears don’t cause pain or other symptoms. If you tear your TFCC as the result of an acute injury, you may have symptoms such as: Sounds, like clicks or pops, when you rotate your wrist or forearm. Difficulty rotating your wrist.
Why can’t I make a fist after wrist surgery?
A compression element that leaves the wrist in an overly bent position can also affect the median nerve (milder form in this case) and prevent the patient to exert normal strength with his hand or to make a fist”.
How do you fix a TFCC?
The sutures are tightened, bringing both the superficial and deep fibers of the TFCC back to their insertion site on the bone. The knotless anchor is inserted and final fixation of the TFCC back to the bone is achieved.
How do you use a TFCC kit?
The TFCC kit is then used to place a knotless 2.5 mm PushLock anchor into the base of the ulna. The sutures are tightened, bringing both the superficial and deep fibers of the TFCC back to their insertion site on the bone. The knotless anchor is inserted and final fixation of the TFCC back to the bone is achieved.
How is a type 1B TFCC tear repaired?
Using standard wrist arthroscopy portals and setup, type 1B tears of the TFCC are repaired back to their anatomic insertion on the bone. Using a specialized Micro SutureLasso™ suture passer, a 2-0 FiberWire ® suture is passed through the TFCC and a mattress stitch is created.
How can the micro suturelassos help with TFCC repair?
Use of the Micro SutureLassos will facilitate the repair by increasing the control and speed with which the suture can be passed when compared with previously described techniques. For detailed information about the Arthroscopic TFCC Repair Technique, visit our resources section. You have 0 items in your cart.