tennis thumb


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thumb

 [thum]
the radial or first digit of the hand; it has only two phalanges and is apposable to the four fingers of the hand.
tennis thumb tendinitis of the tendon of the long flexor muscle of the thumb, with calcification.

ten·nis thumb

tendinitis with calcification in the tendon of the long flexor of the thumb (flexor pollicis longus) caused by friction and strain as in tennis playing, but also occurring in other exercises in which the thumb is subject to repeated pressure or strain.

ten·nis thumb

(ten'is thŭm)
Tendinitis with calcification in the tendon of the long flexor of the thumb (flexor pollicis longus) caused by friction and strain as in tennis playing, but also occurring in other exercises in which the thumb is subject to repeated pressure or strain.

tennis thumb

Calcification and inflammation of the tendon of the flexor pollicis longus muscle owing to repeated irritation and stress while playing tennis.
See also: thumb