Which physical findings suggest volar flexor tenosynovitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Answer

Clinical features of this condition (also known as trigger finger) include the following:

  • Tenderness is present at the proximal end of the tendon sheath, in the distal palm (just proximal to the metacarpal head)
  • Palpable tendon thickening and nodularity may be present
  • Crepitation and catching of the tendon may be appreciated when the finger is flexed

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