TFCC & Ulnar Side Wrist Pain Podcast - Listen and Learn!

We've launched a podcast!  Listen as Wendy and Jan discuss wrist issues and talk with industry leaders in this intriguing and murky space known as ulnar-sided wrist pain. 

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Topics

TFCC surgery - Setting realistic expectations

When surgery is warranted, it's important to understand what this road looks like. General consensus is currently that 6 months of post-operative rehabilitation is required to get back to desired level of functioning.

Why MRIs might not be the best tool for TFCC tear classification

Wendy Medeiros discusses the what, how and why behind using MRI's for TFCC tear classification.Are MRI's the best diagnostic tool for TFCC tear confirmation What limitations do MRI's have when it comes to TFCC tear diagnosis? How do we reconcile MRI results with weight bearing tolerance? These questions are up for discussion in this episode! 

TFCC tears & wrist strengthening exercises

How do you know when to start strengthening your wrist if you've had a TFCC tear? What exercises are best to perform for TFCC tears? Does my weight bearing tolerance affect strengthening? What is the Wrist Ability program? Wendy and Jan discusses this nuanced topic in today's episode. 

TFCC tear patient journey - Shannon's story

Today is a special episode, as we're bringing on a guest speaker! Shannon is a true TFCC athlete. We were privileged to have her share her story from initial diagnosis, treatment and what factors played a role in her recovery. 

Ulnar variance and TFCC tears

What is the relationship between the length of the ulna bone and ulnar sided wrist pain? Wendy Medeiros (CHT, OT) takes us on a journey of her first encounter with ulnar variance and how her perspective on this diagnosis and measurement has changed over the last 17 years. 

If you have unanswered questions that include:

What is ulnar variance?

What is ulnar impaction?

What is ulnar shortening?

Is there a relationship between ulnar variance and TFCC tears?

Then this is the episode for you!

Scapholunate injuries and ulnar sided wrist pain

On this episode, Wendy Medeiros (CHT,OT) talks about the Scapholunate. This structure definitely deserves a seat at the ulnar sided wrist pain table. We hope this is helpful for anyone wanting to learn more about the Scapholunate, and that this may answer questions about how the relationship between the TFCC and Scapholunate.

ECU tendinopathy and ulnar sided wrist pain

The ulnar side of the wrist consists of multiple structures that may play a role in wrist pain. Wendy Medeiros (CHT, OT) has often seen Extensor Carpi Ulnaris and TFCC injuries being mistaken for one another. In this episode, Jan poses some frequently asked questions to Wendy as they dive into ECU function, symptoms and treatment options. 

FCU tendinopathy and ulnar sided wrist pain

The ulnar side of the wrist consists of multiple structures that may play a role in wrist pain. Wendy Medeiros (CHT, OT) has often seen Flexor Carpi Ulnaris and TFCC injuries being incorrectly diagnosed. In this episode, Jan poses some frequently asked questions to Wendy as they dive into FCU function, symptoms and treatment options.

Ulnar sided wrist pain -Differential diagnosis

Wendy has a discussion with Jan about differential diagnosis of ulnar sided wrist pain & TFCC tears in this episode. They touch on multiple structures in the 'black box' of the human body which Wendy has come across in her 17+ years of experience.

The Weight Bearing Test - How a non-digital scale can help measure wrist weight bearing tolerance

The weight bearing test is a non-invasive, accessible and easy to use tool to measure weight bearing tolerance of the human wrist.

 

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