Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC)
The Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) is fibrocartilage that is located on the small finger (ulnar) side of the hand. Tiny as it is, the TFCC is an essential component in your wrist for gripping objects like a baseball bat, for weight-bearing exercises, and any wrist rotation exercise such as tennis. The TFCC keeps the radius and ulna bones connected and serves a purpose very similar to the meniscus of the knee.
The TFCC can be injured by a fall, lifting too much weight at the gym or over-rotating the wrist. At times, the injury will appear out of the blue, for no apparent reason at all, possibly due to gradual degeneration that comes with age.
What are the symptoms of a Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury?
- Aching when trying to grip something
- Pain when using a can opener
- Pinky pain
- Wrist looseness or instability
- Pain when lifting weights or heavy objects
How is TFCC diagnosed?
Most importantly, Dr. Greenberg will assess each patient individually, reviewing their health history, pertinent radiographic studies such as X-rays and MRIs, and perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis of your arm, wrist and elbow. He also takes a holistic approach and will inquire about activities at work, home and play that could have led to the injury.
Is there a natural, non-surgical alternative for treating a TFCC injury?
Dr. Greenberg created the Comprehensive Kinetic Regeneration treatment to empower the body to heal itself. He and his team use Prolotherapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell treatments, to activate the body’s natural healing components, including stem cells to promote healing in the wrist and hand and regenerate injured soft tissues.
Dr. Greenberg will discuss the objectives of each treatment and explain the therapeutic option that is most appropriate for your case.
Kinetic Regeneration Therapy is a good choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery. KRT treatments have lower infection risks than surgeries, shorter recovery times and are opioid-free. Dr. Greenberg is a holistically-centered physician who not only treats your physical injury but he also addresses You. We support your recovery through proper nutrition, supplements, and innovative therapies to nurture a sense of wellness for your body and mind.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.