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TFCC Injection

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Other Names

  • TFCC Injection
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injection

Background

Axial diagram of the triangular fibrocartilage complex depicting normal anatomy. [1]
  • This page refers to injections of the TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex)
    • Note that this injection can be performed blindly, but we recommend performing this injection with ultrasound guidance

Anatomy


Indications


Contraindications

  • Symptoms can be treated with less invasive means

Procedure

Equipment

  • Sterile including chloraprep, chlorhexadine, iodine
  • Ultrasound with sterile probe cover
  • Gloves
  • Needle: typically 25 gauge, 0.5-1 inch
  • Syringe: 1-3 mL
  • Gauze
  • Ethyl Chloride
  • Bandage
  • Injectate
    • Local anesthetic
    • Corticosteroid

Preparation

Technique


Aftercare


Complications

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Damage to surrounding soft tissue structures

See Also


References

  1. Case courtesy of Matt Skalski, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 30416
Created by:
John Kiel on 7 March 2023 18:03:18
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7 March 2023 18:09:54
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