Mini dorsal incision to the triangular fibrocartilage complex: a new surgical approach

Hand (N Y). 2015 Dec;10(4):717-20. doi: 10.1007/s11552-015-9748-9. Epub 2015 Feb 18.


The purpose of this paper is to describe a mini dorsal approach to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). We describe a mini incision approach which aims to preserve the structure and proprioception of the primary and secondary stabilisers of the wrist joint. This approach requires less dissection and provides adequate exposure to the distal aspect of the TFCC and allows visualisation of the distal radial ulna joint (DRUJ) with complete TFCC lesions.

Keywords: Mini incision; Proprioception; Surgical approach; Triangular fibrocartilage complex.