TFCC tear (Palmer 1d)

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

Presentation

Fall skateboarding. Now with ulnar sided wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

The radial attachment of the TFC proper is torn and seperated from the articular cartilage of the radius, with effusion extending to fill the distal radioulnar joint. The ulnolunate and ulnotriquetral ligaments are intact. 

Case Discussion

Avulsion of the radial attachment of the TFC proper represents a Palmer class 1 injury, type D

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Case Information

rID: 30791
Case created: 4th Sep 2014
Last edited: 25th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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