Repair of foveal detachment of the triangular fibrocartilage complex: Open and arthroscopic transosseous techniques

Toshiyasu Nakamura, Kazuki Sato, Masato Okazaki, Yoshiaki Toyama, Hiroyasu Ikegami

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Abstract

Because the radioulnar ligament attaches to the ulnar fovea and base of the ulnar styloid, foveal detachment of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) induces severe distal radioulnar joint instability. This article describes both an arthroscopic and open repair technique to reattach the TFCC to the fovea. Both techniques reanchor the detached TFCC to the fovea. Both techniques are reliable and promising techniques in the repair of a foveal detachment of the TFCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalHand Clinics
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Arthroscopic repair
  • DRUJ instability
  • Foveal tear
  • Open repair
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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