Stenosing synovitis of the extensor pollicis longus tendon

George Kardashian, Alexander D. Vara, Stephen J. Miller, Roberto A. Miki, Jean Jose

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There are only a few published cases of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tenosynovitis in patients without rheumatoid arthritis. Even less common are cases of stenosing tenosynovitis of the EPL associated with triggering. This article presents 2 cases of EPL stenosing tenosynovitis with triggering of the thumb in the area of Lister's tubercle and addresses how to treat them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1035-1038
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Extensor pollicis longus tendon
  • snapping
  • tenosynovitis
  • triggering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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