TFCC injury (Palmer 1b)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Forced dorsiflexion of the wrist in a cycling accident.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Contour defect and signal-rich haemorrhage in the ulnar portion of the TFCC. Effusion within the distal radio-ulnar joint. Normal bone signal.

Case Discussion

A tear in the ulnar part of the TFCC caused by acute trauma is classified as Palmer1b.
Treatment is usually conservative.

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Case information

rID: 23792
Published: 8th Jul 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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