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Sunday 22 August 2004


Definition: Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath ( made from the synovium or synovial membrane ) that surrounds a tendon.

Symptoms of tenosynovitis include pain, swelling and difficulty moving the particular joint where the inflammation occurs. When the condition causes the finger to "stick" in a flexed position, this is called "stenosing" tenosynovitis, commonly known as "trigger finger". This condition often presents with comorbid tendinitis.


- acute tenosynovitis
- chronic tenosynovitis

See also

- synovitis