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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2014;19(2):87-94.
Published online June 30, 2014.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2014.19.2.87   
Open Repair of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Type 1B Tear
In Hyeok Rhyou
Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Semyeong Christianty Hospital, Pohang, Korea. osdrrih@gmail.com
Received: 15 May 2014   • Accepted: 5 June 2014
Abstract
Most common traumatic type 1B tear of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), according to the Palmer's classification, may lead to the loss of the stability of distal radioulnar joint and is known to be one cause of the persisted ular side wrist pain. Recently as the knowledge of the anatomical structures of the TFCC accumulates and the deep fiber of the distal radioulnar ligament is recognized to play a central role, an attempt to repair it to the original ulnar fovea insertion site has been done and reported successful results. Since the introduction of open technique, numerous arthroscopic technique has been developing. Here careful considerations ought to be given during open repair will be taken with review of the related articles.
 


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