Are cortisone injections effective for TFCC tears?

There is little evidence that the TFCC has inflammatory cells nearby when injured. While a cortisone injection will help with inflammation, it will not treat the TFCC injury. When will it help?

Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendonitis

The FCU is often confused with a TFCC injury.  They are nearly the same except for a few distinguishing details.

How do you treat a TFCC tear + Extensor Carpu Ulnaris (ECU) tendonitis?

TFCC and ECU injuries can be easily confused - which is challenging because treatment for each is very different.  Getting on the right treatment plan for the right condition is needed for healing.

It's So Much More Than Your Wrist!

One of the most dangerous myths is that “it’s all in the wrist.” We’ve heard it repeated in athletic activities from tennis to fly fishing.  As with most persistent myths, there’s some truth to it.  The wrist and fingers (otherwise known as the hand) provide the finishing touch on almost any movement of the arms, from a baseball pitch to a fencing parry.

Central TFCC tears WILL heal!

My doctor said that the TFCC has no blood supply and will not fully heal; is this true?

Ulnar Impaction Syndrome (Ulnar Abutment), what does this mean?

Ulnar Impaction Syndrome / Ulnar abutment is a serious condition but can have a non-surgical resolution. Wendy shares her research with you here.  

Why a lower protein diet is important during TFCC healing

 When I asked athlete patients to change their diet, a dramatic change in their recovery time was noticed. Learn how this adjustment impacted their TFCC healing in a positive way. 

Ulnar Variance- important things you should know.

You have been told you have a positive ulnar variance which must be corrected with surgery.  Proper xray positioning and interpretation are key.  Learn about the questions you should ask.

Why is the WristWidget® one size fits MOST?

Not every human body is the same.  Surprise! Learn about the anatomical changes and remedies for the elusive slipping WristWidget®.

MRI's and TFCC tears

 One of the most frustrating aspects of TFCC injuries is the lack of reliable MRI results. It is well known in the medical community that MRI’s have many false negative and false positive results. Add to this the variety of MRIs themselves.  MRI machines are not all the same.  For the consumer, this is difficult to navigate.