Chronologic and Geographic Trends of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Repair

Taichi Saito, Jennifer M. Sterbenz, Kevin C. Chung

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This article shows trends in triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) repair since 1990 by geographic area and year. The repair methods presented in the literature were inside-out, outside-in, all-inside, and open repair. The outside-in technique was reported most often for ulnar-side tears, whereas the inside-out technique was reported most frequently for radial-side tears. Recently, a foveal reattachment technique for ulnar-side tears has garnered attention and has been reported with increasing frequency, especially in Asia, because the deepest portion of TFCC, attached to fovea, plays a key role in stabilizing the distal radioulnar joint. Understanding these trends can help clinicians best treat TFCC tears.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-605
Number of pages13
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • Arthroscopy
  • Chronologic trends
  • Geographic trends
  • TFCC repair
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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