The Suction Test: A Novel Technique to Identify and Verify Successful Repair of Peripheral Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears
05 October 2016
10 January 2017
08 March 2017 (eFirst)
Background The diagnoses of peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears continue to be the subject of numerous investigations.
Case Description We describe a novel arthroscopic technique that may be used as an adjunct with other arthroscopic maneuvers to diagnose and confirm repair of peripheral sided TFCC injuries.
Literature Review The hook and trampoline tests are intraoperative techniques to diagnose TFCC tears.
Clinical Relevance The suction test provides a means to detect peripheral tears and to confirm restoration of its tension post repair.
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