TFCC Tear Imaging


Assistant Professor of Radiology Iran University of Medical Sciences



TFCC is a cartilaginous and ligamentous structure in the ulnar side of the wrist that acts as stabilizer and shock absorber of carpus. Considering various anatomical components, MRI is a problem solver in TFCC pathologies which is a quite common cause of ulnar side  wrist pain.
The pathology of TFCC can involve any component and can be traumatic or degenerative in nature.
In this lecture we present a brief introduction to TFCC normal anatomy and common pathologies focusing on pearls and pitfalls:

Technique and MRI sequences
Normal anatomy of TFCC complex
TFCC tear and pitfalls
Palmer classification
Differential diagnosis and mimics
Case presentation (pictures based and DICOM files)