Prevalence and clinical characteristics of radiographic central triangular fibrocartilage complex tears in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals younger than 50years

Prevalence and clinical characteristics of radiographic central triangular fibrocartilage complex... Background Few studies have addressed the prevalence of central triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears or their risk factors for symptom development. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of radiographic central TFCC tears in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, and evaluate clinical characteristics of symptomatic individuals. Methods In this retrospective case control study, 221 patients younger than 50 years who exhibited positive ulnocarpal provocation test and underwent MRI to identify abnormalities associated with TFCC were age- and sex-matched with 221 controls who had undergone hand or wrist MRI for tumorous lesions or pain in hand other than ulnar-sided wrist. Demo- graphic and radiologic parameters including the degree of ulnar plus variance, the type of central TFCC lesions, the pres- ence of ulna head or carpal bone enhancement, and cartilage degeneration of ulno-carpal or distal radio-ulnar joint were compared. Multivariable regression analysis was carried out to identify independent risk factors for symptom development in patients with central TFCC lesions. Results The prevalence of central TFCC lesions was 68/221 in symptomatic patients, which was not significantly different from that (51/221) in asymptomatic controls. Patients in the symptomatic group had significantly greater ulnar plus variance (1.6 vs. 0.7). They were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Springer Journals

Prevalence and clinical characteristics of radiographic central triangular fibrocartilage complex tears in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals younger than 50years

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
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Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics
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0936-8051
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1434-3916
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10.1007/s00402-018-2969-y
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Abstract

Background Few studies have addressed the prevalence of central triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears or their risk factors for symptom development. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of radiographic central TFCC tears in both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, and evaluate clinical characteristics of symptomatic individuals. Methods In this retrospective case control study, 221 patients younger than 50 years who exhibited positive ulnocarpal provocation test and underwent MRI to identify abnormalities associated with TFCC were age- and sex-matched with 221 controls who had undergone hand or wrist MRI for tumorous lesions or pain in hand other than ulnar-sided wrist. Demo- graphic and radiologic parameters including the degree of ulnar plus variance, the type of central TFCC lesions, the pres- ence of ulna head or carpal bone enhancement, and cartilage degeneration of ulno-carpal or distal radio-ulnar joint were compared. Multivariable regression analysis was carried out to identify independent risk factors for symptom development in patients with central TFCC lesions. Results The prevalence of central TFCC lesions was 68/221 in symptomatic patients, which was not significantly different from that (51/221) in asymptomatic controls. Patients in the symptomatic group had significantly greater ulnar plus variance (1.6 vs. 0.7). They were

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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 31, 2018

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