The Natural History of Partial Ligamentous Tears in the Wrist

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Tfcc Tear
    Traumatic Rupture Of Ligament Of Wrist And Carpus
  • Age: Between 18 Year(s) - 50 Year(s)
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Subjects who are between the ages of 18-50
    2. Subjects with acute onset radial and/or ulnar-sided wrist pain with suspicion for SLL and/or TFCC tear, confirmed by initial MRI within the first 4 weeks after injury
    3. Subjects for whom non-operative treatment is appropriated

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Subjects with chronic radial and/or ulnar sided wrist pain suggestive of an ongoing pathology rather than an acute injury
    2. Subjects uwith any concurrent pathology in the ipsilateral wrist or carpus, including fracture, arthritis, dislocation, etc
    3. Subjects who has prior surgery on the affected wrist
    4. Gross instability on exam or clinical findings that mandate early operative intervention, such as complete SLL tear, reparable TFCC avulsion, scapholunate angle <30 or >70 on plain XB
    5. Subjects who are unwilling to follow up and complete the research MRI at 12 months

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