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J Korean Soc Surg Hand. 2014 Jun;19(2):103-108. Korean.
Published online June 30, 2014.  https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2014.19.2.103
Copyright © 2014. The Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand
Surgical Technique for Repairing Foveal Tear of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex: Arthroscopic Knotless Repair
Jae Yoon Chung and Jae Kwang Kim
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Correspondence to: Jae Kwang Kim. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, 1071 Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul 158-710, Korea. TEL: +82-2-2650-2591, FAX: +82-2-2642-0349, Email: kimjk@ewha.ac.kr
Received May 27, 2014; Accepted June 05, 2014.

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Abstract

Knotless repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex has several advantages. All procedures for triangular fibrocartilage complex repair could be done under arthroscopy in this technique. In addition, this technique allows for repair of deep layers of triangular fibrocartilage complex down to fovea of the ulnar head. This article describes arthroscopic repair of the Palmer type 1B triangular fibrocartilage complex tear using arthroscopic knotless technique.

Keywords: Triangular fibrocartilage complex; Arthroscopy; Fovea of the ulnar head; Knotless repair

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Fig. 1
Ulnar side insertion of the triangular firbrocartilage complex consists of deep and superficial fibers and when the tear involves the deep fibers, foveal insertion of the triangular fibrocartilage complex must be restored.
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Fig. 2
Mini-pushlock suture anchor (Arthrex).
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Fig. 3
Exterior view shows the arthroscopic portal (3-4, 6-R, accessory 6-R) used for arthroscopic knotless repair.
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Fig. 4
The suture lasso penetrates both the superficial and deep layers of the articular disk.
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Fig. 5
A horizontal mattress suture through the ulnar side of the triangular fibrocartilage complex will be created after retrieving the second suture loop.
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Fig. 6
Arthroscopic view shows the anchor being advanced into the predilled hole.
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Fig. 7
The articular disk of the triangular fibrocartilage complex is repaired back down to bone and tension is restored using all-arthroscopic knotless repair technique.
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