Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery


Ulnar-sided wrist pathology



Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injury

Surgical repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex tears: A systematic review.
Liu EH, Suen K, Tham SK, Ek ET.
J Wrist Surg. 2021 Feb;10(1):70-83. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1718913. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Arthroscopic transosseous repair of foveal tears of the triangular fibrocartilage complex: A systematic review of clinical outcomes.
Jung HS, Kim SH, Jung CW, Woo SJ, Kim JP, Lee JS.
Arthroscopy. 2020 Dec 24:S0749-8063(20)31283-4. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.12.209. Online ahead of print.

Diagnostic accuracy of history taking, physical examination and imaging for non-chronic finger, hand and wrist ligament and tendon injuries: a systematic review update.
Krastman P, Mathijssen NMC, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, Kraan GA, Runhaar J.
BMJ Open. 2020 Nov 5;10(11):e037810. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037810.

A systematic review and analysis of Palmer Type I triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries: Outcomes of treatment.
McNamara CT, Colakoglu S, Iorio ML.
J Hand Microsurg. 2020 Aug;12(2):116-122. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1713580. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Return to sport following surgical management of triangular fibrocartilage tears: a systematic review.
Robertson G, Ang KK, Maffulli N, Simpson CK, Rust PA.
Br Med Bull. 2019 Apr 3. pii: ldz013. doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldz013. [Epub ahead of print]

Open versus arthroscopic repair of 1B ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage complex tears: A systematic review.
Robba V, Fowler A, Karantana A, Grindlay D, Lindau T.
Hand (N Y). 2019 Jan 22:1558944718815244. doi: 10.1177/1558944718815244. [Epub ahead of print]

Triangular fibrocartilage complex repair and ulna variance: a systematic review.
Jung KJ, Nho JH, Kim JH, Kim BS, Gong HS.
J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2018 Sep;23(3):313-319. doi: 10.1142/S2424835518300025.

TFCC injuries: Meta-analysis and comparison of diagnostic imaging modalities.
Treiser MD, Crawford K, Iorio ML.
J Wrist Surg. 2018 Jul;7(3):267-272. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1629911. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Level of evidence in wrist ligament repair and reconstruction research: a systematic review.
Andersson JK, Rööser B, Karlsson J.
J Exp Orthop. 2018 Jun 7;5(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s40634-018-0135-7.

Open versus arthroscopic repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex: a systematic review.
Andersson JK, Åhlén M, Andernord D.
J Exp Orthop. 2018 Mar 13;5(1):6. doi: 10.1186/s40634-018-0120-1.

A systematic review of outcomes after arthroscopic débridement for triangular fibrocartilage complex tear.
Saito T, Malay S, Chung KC.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov;140(5):697e-708e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003750.

[Ulnar-sided wrist pain in sports: TFCC lesions and fractures of the hook of the hamate bone as uncommon diagnosis].
Plöger MM, Kabir K, Friedrich MJ, Welle K, Burger C.
Unfallchirurg. 2015 Jun;118(6):484-9. doi: 10.1007/s00113-015-0002-2. German.

The performance of magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of triangular fibrocartilage complex injury: a meta-analysis.
Wang ZX, Chen SL, Wang QQ, Liu B, Zhu J, Shen J.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Jun;40(5):477-84. doi: 10.1177/1753193414567425. Epub 2015 Jan 19.

Prevalence of triangular fibrocartilage complex abnormalities regardless of symptoms rise with age: systematic review and pooled analysis.
Chan JJ, Teunis T, Ring D.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Dec;472(12):3987-94. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3825-1. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

The diagnostic accuracy of X-ray arthrography for triangular fibrocartilaginous complex injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Smith TO, Drew BT, Toms AP, Chojnowski AJ.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Nov;37(9):879-87. doi: 10.1177/1753193411402762. Epub 2011 Apr 5.

[Therapy of triangular fibrocartilage complex lesions].
Schädel-Höpfner M, Müller K, Gehrmann S, Lögters TT, Windolf J.
Unfallchirurg. 2012 Jul;115(7):582-8. doi: 10.1007/s00113-012-2176-1. German.

Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance arthrography for triangular fibrocartilaginous complex injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Smith TO, Drew B, Toms AP, Jerosch-Herold C, Chojnowski AJ.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 May 2;94(9):824-32. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01775.

Sport injuries: a review of outcomes.
Maffulli N, Longo UG, Gougoulias N, Caine D, Denaro V.
Br Med Bull. 2011;97:47-80. doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldq026. Epub 2010 Aug 14.

Ulnar impaction syndrome

Nonunion rates among ulnar-shortening osteotomy for ulnar impaction syndrome: A systematic review.
Owens J, Compton J, Day M, Glass N, Lawler E.
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Oct 17. pii: S0363-5023(17)31144-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.08.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Operative treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome: a systematic review.
Stockton DJ, Pelletier ME, Pike JM.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Jun;40(5):470-6. doi: 10.1177/1753193414541749. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) pathology

Distal radioulnar joint arthroplasty with implants: a systematic review.
Calcagni M, Giesen T.
EFORT Open Rev. 2017 Mar 13;1(5):191-196. doi: 10.1302/2058-5241.1.160008. eCollection 2016 May.

Distal radio-ulnar implant arthroplasty: a systematic review.
Moulton LS, Giddins GE.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Oct;42(8):827-838. doi: 10.1177/1753193417692506. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

Do patients really do better after the Sauve-Kapandji procedure when compared to the Darrach procedure? A systematic review.
Nikkhah D, Rodrigues J, Dejager L.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Sep;36(7):615. doi: 10.1177/1753193411414630. Epub 2011 Jul 1. No abstract available.


Ulnar fractures with bisphosphonate therapy: a systematic review of published case reports.
Tan SH, Saseendar S, Tan BH, Pawaskar A, Kumar VP.
Osteoporos Int. 2015 Feb;26(2):421-9. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2885-0. Epub 2014 Sep 17.

Ulnar hammer syndrome: a systematic review of the literature.
Vartija L, Cheung K, Kaur M, Coroneos CJ, Thoma A.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov;132(5):1181-91. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a3bfcb.




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