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Injuries to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) in athletes can be caused by acute trauma, chronic repetitive loading, or a combination of both. Regardless of cause, the management of TFCC injuries in the high-performance athlete is often different from the basic tenets applied to the general population. The diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation regimen should be individualized and sport-specific in athletes, taking into consideration the priorities and needs of the athlete while striking a balance between healing, return to play, and long-term well-being. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Jason H Ko, Thomas A Wiedrich. Triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries in the elite athlete. Hand clinics. 2012 Aug;28(3):307-21, viii

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