Tendon disorders

Will Mason and David Warwick

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Tendon disorders

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The term tenosynovitis should be restricted to inflammatory disorders; De Quervain’s syndrome and trigger finger do not show inflammatory changes histologically and are more appropriately termed tenovaginosis

The cause of most tenovaginoses is unclear; they are occasionally secondary to trauma and rarely linked to overuse

Rupture of individual tendons may not require surgical reconstruction but it is important to establish the underlying cause of rupture to prevent sequential rupture of adjacent tendons.

Chapter.  3963 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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