Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tear
A TFCC tear is a tear in the triangular fibrocartilage complex, a structure found in the outside of the wrist. The most common symptom associated with a TFCC tear is pain in the little finger side of the wrist. Sometimes the pain is very localized, but may also be harder to pinpoint with some patients. Pain is generally accompanied by a clicking, snapping or catching feel upon wrist movement.
TFCC tears do not always occur as a result of a trauma; they may occur as a result of degenerative changes in the wrist. The severity of the tear will dictate what treatment options are likely to result in the best outcome for the patient.
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Meet the Doctor
After graduating from Loma Linda School of Medicine Dr. Unsell spent more than a decade serving at Loma Linda in several positions including the Assistant Professor of Orthopedics as well as the Assistant director of the Hand Fellowship Program. He has been involved with the training of 35 hand fellows, 15 of which now hold academic teaching positions.