CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano 2022; 50(01): e49-e59
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1748854
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Rehabilitation in Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries: Treatment Algorithm

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1   Hand and Upper Limb Surgery Unit, Hospital QuirónSalud Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Francisco Javier Lucas Garcia
2   Hospital QuirónSalud Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Alberto Márquez Caraballo
3   Hospital QuirónSalud Valencia, Valencia, Spain
David Santosjuanes Royo
3   Hospital QuirónSalud Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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Injuries to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) can lead to instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). In fact, they are the most frequent cause of it. But, in other cases, depending on the type of injury, the DRUJ remains stable. This will condition different types of treatments, from conservative management to the different options of surgical treatment. Since a controversy persists regarding the management of these lesions, our purpose is to disclose the foundations of the rehabilitation treatment and propose an algorithm of treatment according to the different types of injuries and their repairs.

Publication History

Received: 12 March 2022

Accepted: 22 March 2022

Article published online:
23 June 2022

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