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      Meniscus and discus lesions of triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC): treatment by laser-assisted wrist arthroscopy

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      Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
      Elsevier BV

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          Abstract

          Meniscus and disc lesions in the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) are generally caused by falling accidents with pronated, hyperextended wrists, or by distraction injuries that pull the ulnar side of the wrist out of place. Characteristic clinical signs are swelling and pain in the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and a 'clicking' noise in the meniscus lesion. If untreated, loss of mobility and grip strength as well as progressive arthritic changes ensue. We investigated in this study the laser-assisted arthroscopic debridement of the central TFCC and meniscus to compare the advantages and disadvantages of such treatment to conventional arthroscopic debridement.

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          Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
          Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
          Elsevier BV
          17486815
          April 2009
          April 2009
          : 62
          : 4
          : 466-471
          Article
          10.1016/j.bjps.2007.02.035
          18468968
          b652c9ce-ca39-4bc5-aecf-dec0f2e354d2
          © 2009

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