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Disease Trigger Finger Disorder

Name Trigger Finger Disorder
Synonyms Digits, Trigger | Digit, Trigger | Entrapment, Flexor Tendon | Entrapments, Flexor Tendon | Finger, Snapping | Fingers, Snapping | Flexor Tendon Entrapment | Flexor Tendon Entrapments | Snapping Finger | Snapping Fingers | Tendon Entrapment, Flexor | Tendon Entrapments, Flexor | Thumbs, Trigger | Thumb, Trigger | Trigger Digit | Trigger Digits | Trigger Thumb | Trigger Thumbs
Definition A painful disability in the hand affecting the finger or thumb. It is caused by mechanical impingement of the digital flexor tendons as they pass through a narrowed retinacular pulley at the level of the metacarpal head. Thickening of the sheath and fibrocartilaginous metaplasia can occur, and nodules can form. (From Green's Operative Hand Surgery, 5th ed, p2137-58).
Categories Musculoskeletal disease
MeSH® ID D052582

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DiseasesMusculoskeletal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Muscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tendinopathy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tendon Entrapment Trigger Finger Disorder

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Trigger Finger Disorder
  Recurrent trigger thumb