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Encyclopedia > Stenosing tenosynovitis
Stenosing tenosynovitis
ICD-10 code: M65.3-M65.4
ICD-9 code: 727.03-727.04

Stenosing tenosynovitis is the progressive restriction of the sheath surrounding a tendon, causing inflammation (tenosynovitis). The following codes are used with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... A stenosis is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure. ... A tendon or sinew is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. ... Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade. ... Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon. ...


Two common diagnoses fall into this category: DeQuervain's Syndrome and trigger finger. DeQuervains Syndrome, named for Swiss surgeon Fritz De Quervain who first identified it in 1885 (also known as washerwomans sprain or De Quervains Disease), is an inflammation of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds two tendons that control movement of the thumb. ... Trigger finger or trigger thumb is a type of stenosing tenosynovitis in which the sheath around a tendon in a thumb or finger becomes swollen and restricts the tendons movement. ...


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Encyclopedia: Tenosynovitis (248 words)
Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the tendon sheath caused by calcium deposits, repeated strain or trauma, high levels of blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or gonorrhea.
De Quervain's tenosynovitis is classically associated with localized tenderness and swelling in the region of the styloid process of the radius bone and wrist pain radiating into the forearm and into the thumb.
Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the lining of the sheath that surrounds a tendon (the cord that joins muscle to bone).
Encyclopedia: Stenosing tenosynovitis (407 words)
Trigger finger or trigger thumb is a type of stenosing tenosynovitis in which the sheath around a tendon in a thumb or finger becomes swollen and restricts the tendons movement.
Occupation often is a factor in diseases of the tendon sheath, due to friction of the tendon against the sheath, causing a traumatic inflammation.
When the associated swelling of the sheath severely narrows the space normally required for a tendon to pass freely through its tunnel and beneath the pulleys and ligaments, the condition is known as stenosing tenosynovitis.
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