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Table 2 Outcome measures (Open = open repair of TFCC, a-scop = arthroscopic repair of the TFCC, DRUJ = distal radio-ulnar joint, ECU = extensor carpi ulnaris, VAS = Visual Analog Scale, MMWS = Modified Mayo Wrist Score, DASH = Disability of the Shoulder, Arm and Hand, PRWE = Patient-rated Wrist Evaluation)

From: Open versus arthroscopic repair of the triangular fibrocartilage complex: a systematic review

Study DRUJ-re-instabil. (%) ECU-tendinitis (%) Neuroma (%) Pain postop Good or excellent
MMWS (%)
Funct. score (MMWS, DASH, PRWE)
Anderson et al. 2008 21 (open)
14 (a-scop)
26 (open)
11 (a-scop)
36 (open)
22 (a-scop)
-
VAS Postop:
1.5 (±0.4) (open)
2.6 (±0.9) (a-scop)
MMWS:
66 (± 14) preop = > 71 (± 25) postop (open).
64 (± 15) preop = > 71 (± 25) postop (a-scop).
DASH: Postop:
17 (± 4) (open)
21 (± 6) (a-scop)
PRWE: Postop:
29 (± 7) (open)
41 (± 11) (a-scop)
Luchetti et al. 2014 17 (open)
4 (a-scop)
0 (open)
0 (a-scop)
-
VAS Postop:
1 (SD 2) -at rest
4 (SD 2) -at stress (open).
1 (SD 1) -at rest
3 (SD 3) -at stress
(a-scop).
MMWS:
48 (SD 16) preop = > 78 (SD 17)
postop (open).
47 (SD 13) preop = > 81 (SD 22) postop (a-scop).
DASH:
58 (SD 23) preop = > 36 (SD 20) postop (open).
39 (SD 21) preop = > 18 (SD 16) postop (a-scop).
PRWE:
69 (SD 29) preop = > 42 (SD 29) postop (open).
54 (SD 20) preop = > 23 (SD 18) postop (a-scop).