Atypical Triggering at the Wrist due to Intratendinous Infiltration of Tophaceous Gout

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Koshigaya Hospital, 2-1-50 Minami-koshigaya, Koshigaya, Saitama 343-8555, Japan,
Hand 08/2008; 4(1):78-80. DOI: 10.1007/s11552-008-9120-4
Source: PubMed


This is a report of a 41-year-old male with triggering of the long finger flexor digitorum superficialis tendon at the wrist secondary to tophaceous gout. The tophus was severely infiltrating the tendon, and a tenotomy of the FDS tendon was performed. Preoperatively, the lesion could not be distinguished from a neoplasm.

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