* Trigger thumb
, a painful sensation of clicking and catching in the thumb caused by inflammation of the flexor tendon and other tissues in the thumb.
Many years ago I also got trigger thumb
, which was confusing.
It's important to focus on the dorsoradial aspect of the thumb during the physical exam and to rule out other causes of pain, such as de Quervain's tenosynovitis, flexor carpi radialis tendinitis, CTS, and trigger thumb
. (11) Typical findings include pain with palpation directly over the dorsoradial aspect of the CMC joint and pain with axial loading and upon circumduction during a Grind test of the CMC joint.
Flexor tendon entrapment of the digits (trigger finger and trigger thumb
describe a patient who presented with subcutaneous flexor tendon bowstringing tendon about the thumb interphalangeal joint following the third dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection for trigger thumb
Experts define these as repetitive stress injuries or cumulative trauma disorders, but nicknames include BlackBerry thumb, iPhonitis, Nintendonitis, trigger thumb
. Essentially, the pain results from overuse of handheld devices, including smartphones, tablets and gaming devices.
Due to his age and that the palpable thickening did not appear discrete, a simple diagnosis of trigger thumb
was questioned and further investigations arranged.
Stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor pollicus longus (FPL) tendon causing interphalangeal (IP) joint contracture, or trigger thumb
, is a rare disorder.
This involves the flexor pollicis longus muscle (see Figure 1) and is referred to as trigger thumb
. (1) Onset is usually gradual, attributable to repetitive tasks, unaccustomed activity or compression of the pulley against hard objects.
Harry has a rare condition called trigger thumb
, which meant there was a problem with the way the tendon of the thumb moved through its sheath, causing it to swell and lock.
Marks on the trigger thumb
and on the palm of the hand used to steady the gun documented in every detail the officer's version of the incident.
The two most common causes of pediatric thumb flexion deformities are trigger thumb
and clasped thumb.