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Intersection Syndrome

Aka: Intersection Syndrome, Cross-over Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis of the Radial Wrist Extensors, Extensor Tenosynovitis of Wrist
  1. See Also
    1. Overuse Syndromes of the Hand and Wrist
  2. Causes
    1. Occupational
      1. Sledgehammer use
    2. Sports
      1. Racquet sports
      2. Rowing (Oarsman Syndrome)
      3. Weight Training
  3. Pathophysiology
    1. Tenosynovitis of the Radial Wrist Extensors
    2. Inflammation at intersection of compartment 1 and 2
    3. Dorsal Compartment 1 Tendons
      1. Abductor Pollicis longus
      2. Extensor Pollicis Brevis
    4. Dorsal Compartment 2 Tendons
      1. Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus
      2. Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis
  4. Symptoms
    1. Crepitus with wrist or hand movement
    2. Focal symptoms at dorsolateral wrist at base of thumb
      1. Local swelling and redness
      2. Local discomfort with radiation into thumb
  5. Differential Diagnosis
    1. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  6. Management
    1. Rest
    2. Splinting
    3. Cold Therapy
    4. Consider surgical management in refractory cases

Extensor tenosynovitis of wrist (C0410047)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 202914007
English Extensor tenosynovit of wrist, Extensor tenosynovitis of wrist, Extensor tenosynovitis of wrist (disorder)
Spanish tenosinovitis de extensor de la muñeca (trastorno), tenosinovitis de extensor de la muñeca
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Intersection syndrome (C2919479)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 445253000
English Intersection syndrome (disorder), Intersection syndrome
Spanish síndrome de intersección (trastorno), síndrome de intersección
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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