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J Hand Microsurg. Jun 2010; 2(1): 31–32.
Published online Aug 11, 2010. doi:  10.1007/s12593-010-0005-8
PMCID: PMC3452984
Impingement of a fibroma of the extensor tendon sheath on the extensor retinaculum
Shelain Patel,corresponding author Henry B. Colaco, and Emma J. Taylor
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU UK
Shelain Patel, shelain.patel/at/
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
Received August 18, 2009; Accepted November 11, 2009.
Deep lacerations to the forearm can cause impaired movement of the digits. This report describes the presentation and management of a self-harmer who presented with loss of motion of her ring finger. Surgical exploration unexpectedly demonstrated the cause to be a fibroma of the tendon sheath impinging on the extensor retinaculum. Full recovery was demonstrated at sixmonth review following removal of the lesion.
Keywords: Tendon sheath, Fibroma, Impingement, Extensor retinaculum
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