Arthroscopic TFCC Repair and Debridement

The arthroscopic technique is a less invasive procedure where 2 to 3 incisions of about 5 mm each are made in the wrist, through which a telescope (arthroscope) and other surgical instruments are passed. Repair is based on the damage caused to the ligament and cartilage. Simple tears in the cartilage are repaired by debriding (removal of dead or damaged tissues). Sometimes, tears are sutured and reattached. Ligamentous ruptures are reattached using sutures, and inserting screws and wires to stabilize the region until complete healing.

  • The American Board of  Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery: AAHS
  • Alpha Omega Alpha