Which history is characteristic of volar flexor tenosynovitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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The features of this condition (also known as trigger finger) include the following:

  • Most commonly affects the thumb or ring finger
  • Most common in middle-aged women
  • More common in patients with diabetes

Locking of the involved finger in flexion is followed by sudden release (hence the name trigger finger); hand pain radiates to fingers. In more severe cases, the finger may require passive manipulation to regain extension.

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