Tests to Incriminate the TFCC

Tests to Incriminate the TFCC

        Wrist Triangular FibroCartilage Complex The Triangular FibroCartilage Complex (TFCC) is an important structure in the wrist. It is a tough fibrous tissue that occupies the gap between the ulna and the proximal row of carpals.  The function is to provide...
Selecting the Best Meniscal Tests

Selecting the Best Meniscal Tests

          Meniscal Injury Mechanisms There are several mechanisms of injury for a knee meniscus. Healing of a meniscal injury has some challenges.  Studies have shown that 10-30% of the periphery of the medial meniscus and 10-25% of the lateral meniscus has a vascular...
Wrist Mobilization Techniques

Wrist Mobilization Techniques

              Whether one experiences a Colles fracture or carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), immobilization has the potential to limit motion.  Colles fractures, also known as a dinner fork deformity, were named after Dr. Abraham Colles in 1814 and is the most common...
Is it broken?

Is it broken?

Is it broken?  That is often the first question asked about an ankle injury.  Unless you have x-ray eyes, you don’t have that immediate answer.  Yes, a radiograph is the answer.   However, there are clinical tests that can help you determine if a radiograph is really...