A method for all-inside arthroscopic repair of Palmer 1B triangular fibrocartilage complex tears

Arthroscopy. 2002 Feb;18(2):211-3. doi: 10.1053/jars.2002.30445.


There have been different descriptions of arthroscopic repair of the Palmer 1B tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). Both outside-in and inside-out techniques are in common use, but both have the disadvantage of an extra incision to tie the knots and they are time consuming. We present a technique for all-inside repair of Palmer 1B TFCC tears using a technique known from meniscal repair in the knee joint.

Publication types

  • Technical Report

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy / methods*
  • Cartilage, Articular / injuries
  • Cartilage, Articular / pathology
  • Cartilage, Articular / surgery*
  • Fracture Fixation / methods
  • Humans
  • Radius Fractures / pathology
  • Radius Fractures / surgery*
  • Suture Techniques
  • Treatment Outcome