Distal intersection syndrome illustration

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

The image depicts tenosynovitis of the EPL as it crosses over the 2nd dorsal carpal compartment. just distal to Lister's tubercle. 

Case Discussion

Tenosynovitis isolated to the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon in compartment 3 as it passes over the compartment 2 tendons (ECRL and ECRB) is known as distal intersection syndrome

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Case information

rID: 30184
Case created: 24th Jul 2014
Last edited: 9th Feb 2016
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