Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Short Term Evaluation of Arthroscopic Outside in Repair of Type 1B TFCC Tear With Vertical Mattress Suture
Author(s): Maysara Bayoumy, Hesham A. Elkady, Hatem G. said, Amr El-Sayed, Waleed Saleh
Abstract: Background: There has been controversy regarding the treatment of TFCC tear. Different surgical techniques for the treatment of TFCC prescribed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of arthroscopic outside in repair of the type1B TFCC tear with vertical mattress suture. Methods: In this study, arthroscopic outside in repair of the type1B TFCC tear was done in 37 patients with TFCC tear with failure of conservative treatment. Results: The mean score for pain improved from 7.6 to 2.9 points. The mean MMWS was improved from 62.1 to 91.2 points. DASH score also improved from 29.9 to 10.2 points and PRWE improved from 60 to 33points the ROM was improved from 85.8% to 92%. The grip strength improved from 82.5% to 89%). Conclusion: Arthroscopic outside in repair of type1B TFCC tear with mattress suture is a reproducible method with improvement in function within a short period.