What is the incidence of inflammatory flexor tenosynovitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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The incidence of inflammatory FT is well documented, as follows:

  • Diabetes - One third of all cases of hand and finger FT are associated with diabetes mellitus
  • RA - An estimated 64-95% of patients with RA develop hand or wrist FT

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