Ulnar Impaction Syndrome - Ulnar Abutment

Ulnar Impaction Syndrome (UIS), Ulnar abutment, or ulnocarpal loading is a serious condition but it can have a non-surgical resolution. Wendy shares her research with you here.  

Why a lower protein diet is important during TFCC healing

High protein diets can slow TFCC tear recovery.  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. 

Ulna Variance and Ulna Shortening

Have been told you have a positive ulnar variance which must be corrected with ulna shortening surgery?  Proper x-ray positioning and interpretation are key.  Learn what questions to ask.

MRIs 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.  TFCC tears are very often underdiagnosed. 

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.  10 years later I am astonished at its success! Thank you for the wonderful emails that I receive every day.  

 

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.  

Why the non-digital scale is so important for TFCC tears

You phone the specialists and you have to wait 3-4 weeks for a hand 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. 

What is the TFCC?

It is quite difficult, as a patient, to get a ton of information about the TFCC.  The internet is full of conflicting information with very little consistency, and non-specific information.  If you are like most, you have already visited your physician and are searching for more information.