- Known as “Digital Tenovaginitis Stenosans”.
- A localized inflammation at the point where the tendon enters the sheath and develops a nodule
- Swelling and inflammation of the tendon together with the narrowing of tendon sheath cause the ‘locking’ of the finger
- Caused by excessive repetitive handwork or unconscious fist clenching
- Commonly occurs on postmenopausal women, patient with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis
- Symptoms :-
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