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Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendonitis

synonyms:FCR tendonitis, flexor carpi radialis tendonitis

FCR Tendonitis ICD-9

  • 727.05 (other tenosynovitis of hand and wrist)

FCR Tendonitis Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

FCR Tendonitis Anatomy

  • Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCR) travels in a sunovial tunnel bordered by the scaphoid tuberosity, tranverse carpal ligament and the trapezial ridge.

FCR Tendonitis Clinical Evaluation

  • Pain and tenderness over the FCR tendon.
  • Increased pain with abruptly extending the relaxed wrist.
  • pain with resisted flexion and radial deviation.

FCR Tendonitis Xray / Diagnositc Tests

FCR Tendonitis Classification / Treatment

  • Acute: cock-up wrist splint, nsaids, acitivity modification.
  • Subacute (patients who have failed acute management): Corticosteriod injection FCR sheath.
  • Chronic (patients who have 2 or more injections): Surgical releaseof the fibro-osseous tunnel

FCR Tendonitis Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis

FCR Tendonitis Complications

  • FCR tendon rupture

FCR Tendonitis Follow-up Care

FCR Tendonitis Review References

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