Distal intersection syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Pain and swelling at the dorso-radial aspect of the forearm and wrist. Symptoms had started after assembling furniture.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Massive extensor compartment 2 and 3 tendon sheath effusions distal to their intersection. 

Case Discussion

Distal intersection syndrome. In this case, severe scapho-trapezoid arthritis may have been a co-factor. This is distinct from the more common (proximal) intersection syndrome

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Case information

rID: 14185
Published: 5th Jul 2011
Last edited: 14th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included