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J Hand Microsurg. 2010 June; 2(1): 31–32.
Published online 2010 August 11. doi:  10.1007/s12593-010-0005-8
PMCID: PMC3452984

Impingement of a fibroma of the extensor tendon sheath on the extensor retinaculum


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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