tenosynovitis

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tenosynovitis

 [ten″o-sin″o-vi´tis]
inflammation of a tendon and its sheath, usually seen in the hands and wrists or feet and ankles; it is often the result of intense and continued use, as with pianists and typists. It is painful, and may temporarily disable the affected part. Rheumatoid and other types of arthritis frequently involve tendon sheaths. A less common cause of tenosynovitis is injury to the tendon sheath and subsequent infection. It can also be the result of tuberculous or gonorrheal infection. Treatment is by immobilization of the limb or, in severe cases, by surgery for the purpose of draining an infected sheath, or to release a tendon from a constricting sheath.
villonodular tenosynovitis a condition marked by exaggerated proliferation of synovial membrane cells, producing a solid tumorlike mass, commonly occurring in periarticular soft tissues and less frequently in joints.

ten·o·syn·o·vi·tis

(ten'ō-sin'ō-vī'tis),
Inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath.
[teno- + synovia + G. -itis, inflammation]

tenosynovitis

(tĕn′ō-sĭn′ə-vī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a tendon sheath.
A digit with a focal fusiform swelling—due to oedema and/or inflammation—of the flexor tendon or tendon sheath which causes a painful lock-snap sensation, leaving the digit in flexion or extension. Trigger finger is most common in women in their sixth decade, and is associated with de Quervain’s disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and connective tissue disease
Trigger finger in children Idiopathic, linked to chromosome defects, secondary to fractures, tendinous or ligamentous lesions

tenosynovitis

Orthopedics Inflammation of the tendon sheath and tendon, which may be caused by injury, overuse, strain, or, rarely, by infection. See Trigger finger.

ten·o·syn·o·vi·tis

(ten'ō-sin-ō-vī'tis)
Inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath.
Synonym(s): tendinous synovitis, tendosynovitis, tendovaginitis, tenovaginitis.
[teno- + synovia + G. -itis, inflammation]

tenosynovitis

Inflammation of a tendon sheath, usually from overuse. There is pain, swelling, limitation of movement and a creaking sensation on movement of the tendon in its sheath. The condition is treated by rest, immobilization and injections of corticosteroid drugs around the affected tendon.

Tenosynovitis

Inflammation of the sheath of tissue that surrounds a tendon. Tenosynovitis is a common complication of animal bites containing anaerobic bacteria.