As crossfitters, we’re accustomed to a lot of acronyms… WOD. AMRAP. HSPU. SDHP. TFCC. KBS. MU. Wait, what? One of these things is not like the other. TFCC. Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex What is it? More popularly known as the wrist meniscus; a kind of shock absorber for some of the joints in your wrist. The TFCC can tear with rotational movements, like an awkward fail on a heavy Turkish getup or falling out of a hand stand. What does it do?...
D Sean Rockett, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon and senior partner of Orthopedics New England with offices in Natick, Newton and Hopkinton, MA. Dr. Rockett is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and co-owner of CrossFit Launchpad. He also enjoys being the head orthopedic surgeon of the CrossFit Games Medical team.
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