December 15, 2021 2 min read
Injuries to the Triangular Fibro Cartilage Complex (TFCC) are common after radius fractures. Approximately 40% of these patients will have injuries to the ligament complex. They are also common in fall or rotational injuries. When we get to the post operative stage it is important to control pronation and supination of the forearm and give appropriate wrist stability for several weeks.
Mediroyal have yet another well thought out, adjustable and clinically appropriate solution. Their product developer has a clinical background as well as years of experience in material science.
The TFCC system consists of a wrist brace which comes in three different lengths, giving adaptability to get an effective lever arm to stabilise the axis of rotation. For further stability you can then attach an elbow extension unit to provide more axis rotation control. This is usually used in the first 3 weeks after the cast stage. Then the elbow unit can be removed and the wrist brace used during the remaining rehab stage.
Patients with distal radius fractures often have problems with swelling over the wrist. Oedema can then get worse due to long term immobilisation or restriction.
To manage this, the Mediroyal compression sleeves are available in two lengths and have class 2 compression over the wrist and lower class proximally. They can also reduce skin irritation issues.
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