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TFCC

TFCC

I just found out a diagnosis from one of my MRI's that I had done on Friday. TFCC.....there is a small tear/perforation of the triangular fibrocartilage towards the attatchment at the radius. My question is has anybody else had this diagnosis? If so, did you have surgery, or did it heal on it's own? I have done a little bit of research...I want a more personal perspective.

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I broke my arm the beginning of September. I have damage to this radial nerve, I was told by physical therapy that I will never have full use of that arm or wrist. They did not even suggest surgery and I wouldn't do it anyway. I had similar surgery on left arm and it helped but when you mess with the nerves they never do heal right. My prayers for you in seeking guidance in your decision.

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

ex nurse --- dont have surgery . i had similar with my wrist - 1 year b4 i felt i could use it
than Dog pulling injures my L shoulder , again a long healing time
& now my R elbow --- its the ligaments & tendons get so tight & im still suffering on& off with all - i can only suggest a sling or tubigrip on an as & when basis xxxx

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes. About 3 months ago I got a fast-acting arthritis in my hands and fingers and my wrists. I've been researching and purchased a WristWidget, which has good reviews. It will be arriving in 1 week, and I can't wait. I'm sure I have a TFCC tear, worse in left hand than right. I will let you know how it works. Thanks & prayers for all.

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I’m not familiar with that diagnosis. However, I do have a torn rotator cuff, right shoulder since 1988, a degenerative spine with bulging disc 1989, and a fractured right ankle in 1990. Since I can’t be heavily sedated, no surgery for shoulder nor back. An epidural was used with my ankle.

I wouldn’t have surgery anyway because my shoulder heals itself as long as I’m careful. I can raise it straight up better than those who have had surgery.

Back surgery seems to be never-ending. My neighbor just had her 4th in 6 years. I believe physical therapy makes some things worse as you discovered (if I understand you correctly). Plus, copays are astronomical.

Usually, I Baby my shoulder until it calms down while applying Natures Kiss. It’s sold online or I get it from my old physical therapy office.

Take care. Bless you.

almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

@A MyFibroTeam Member my MRI was not a complete wrist MRI so the radiologist could only comment on what he could see which was issues near the lunate and scaphoi but bone brusing on the hamate. I cant even put pressure on my wrist without a sharp pain near the pinky side of my wrist. I wish these doctors would get their shit together and figure this out!

almost 4 years ago

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