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Symptoms of Tenosynovitis

The following features are indicative of Tenosynovitis:
  • severe pain
  • tenderness to touch the finger
  • enlarged affected finger
  • flexion of finger at rest

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Common Causes of Tenosynovitis

The following are the most common causes of Tenosynovitis:
  • trauma
  • staphylococcus aureus
  • pasteurella multocida
  • eikenella spp
  • mycobacterium marinum
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • direct injury to tendon

Risk Factors for Tenosynovitis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Tenosynovitis:
  • common in age between 30-50 years
  • being female
  • being pregnant

Prevention of Tenosynovitis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Tenosynovitis.

Occurrence of Tenosynovitis

Common Gender

Tenosynovitis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Tenosynovitis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Tenosynovitis:
  • Physical exam: To check the symptoms and rule out the tenosynovitis
  • X-ray: To check for broken bone
  • Aspirated fluid culture: To rule out the infectious organism

Complications of Tenosynovitis if untreated

Yes, Tenosynovitis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Tenosynovitis is left untreated:
  • difficulty in moving wrist

Procedures for Treatment of Tenosynovitis

The following procedures are used to treat Tenosynovitis:
  • Surgery: To open the sheath and release pressure so the tendons can move freely
  • Catheter irrigation: To open the plug

Is Tenosynovitis Infectious?

Yes, Tenosynovitis is known to be infectious.

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Tenosynovitis.

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