Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries in the Elite Athlete

Jason H. Ko, Thomas A. Wiedrich*

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Injuries to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) in athletes can be caused by acute trauma, chronic repetitive loading, or a combination of both. Regardless of cause, the management of TFCC injuries in the high-performance athlete is often different from the basic tenets applied to the general population. The diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation regimen should be individualized and sport-specific in athletes, taking into consideration the priorities and needs of the athlete while striking a balance between healing, return to play, and long-term well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-321
Number of pages15
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Athlete
  • Repair
  • TFCC
  • Tear
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex
  • Wrist injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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