Arthroscopic treatment of triangular fibrocartilage complex lesions of the wrist.

Published online: Mar 27 1996

L De Smet, A De Ferm, A Steenwerckx, D Dauwe, B Zachee, and G Fabry.

University Hospital Pellenberg, Department of Orthopedics, K.U. Leuven.


The arthroscopic treatments (suture, debridement and "wafer" resection of the distal ulna) performed for TFCC lesions in 42 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Overall results were disappointing, with a better outcome for isolated lesions, for sutured TFCC's and degenerative lesions.