Impingement of a fibroma of the extensor tendon sheath on the extensor retinaculum

Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU UK.
Journal of hand and microsurgery 06/2010; 2(1):31-2. DOI: 10.1007/s12593-010-0005-8
Source: PubMed


Deep lacerations to the forearm can cause impaired movement of the digits. This report describes the presentation and management of a self-harmer who presented with loss of motion of her ring finger. Surgical exploration unexpectedly demonstrated the cause to be a fibroma of the tendon sheath impinging on the extensor retinaculum. Full recovery was demonstrated at sixmonth review following removal of the lesion.

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