ACCURATE TFCC TEAR DIAGNOSIS
The Weight Bearing Test
The Weight Bearing Test is an effective way to diagnose a Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC). It assesses a specific load on the wrist joint. More reliable than an MRI in diagnosing TFCC and much, much less expensive.
With the test results, you’ll know if the WristWidget is suitable for you. It also helps gauge your progress in the rehabilitation plan so you can work on reducing symptoms.
WHAT YOU NEED
Place scale on the floor, or the seat of a solid chair.Place palm in the center of the scale, fingers pointing towards 12:00, elbow over the wrist. When pressing on the scale, remember NO Pain. You are simply determining your ability.
If you have a TFCC injury there should be an immediate increase in weight-bearing ability, and your pain should be greatly relieved.
Weight Bearing Test: If you did NOT notice a big difference in the amount of weight you can bear with and without tape, or there is not a marked difference between the two wrists, then you probably do NOT have a TFCC injury and the WristWidget won’t aid in healing.
The WristWidget TFCC strap offers a solution!
The WristWidget holds the wrist firmly in place so that the TFCC injury can heal in peace. Without irritation of the wrist and without loss of wrist function. The WristWidget is made of nylon and cotton, is waterproof and thanks to the hook and loop fastener closes well around the wrist without exerting pressure on the elbow.
There is a treatment protocol with exercises and tips that you can use at home. Go for it!