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.

Happy 10th Anniversary WristWidget®!

In 2006,  I was busy sewing each WristWidget® by hand, voraciously studying its effects and solving the many challenges to get it where it is today.  As I sit in awe looking back at the journey behind me, I am astonished at its success, the wonderful emails that I receive all day, every day, and the accomplishments I have made in changing what we know about the TFCC.  

 

The Piano Key Sign- Understanding Compression of the Ulna head

I often receive emails from patients with TFCC tears who report wrist splinting (normal wrist extension/cock up) makes their wrist hurt more than without the splinting.  The Piano Key Sign is a common test performed by physicians as a part of the clinical assessment of the wrist.  

TFCC- It is not just about the wrist. The Pronator Stretch, Shoulder and Neck.

After 11 years of looking at the TFCC full time, all day, every day, I have seen a dynamic in patients that is predictable.  I see many elite athletes who find that their TFCC injuries heal to about 90%.  The last 10% seems to take the longest to acquire.  I have long known this and started to closely examine the structures of the elbow, shoulder, and neck.  

Non-digital scale and wrist pain. A happy couple.

You phone the specialists and you have to wait 3-4 weeks for a consult.  Why don't you simply perform the Weight Bearing Test?   I found it incredibly accurate in assessing the wrist. This simple tool is available in every country.  It is cheap.  It is reliable.  The test does not require a prescription or insurance to perform. It will diagnose TFCC tears.