Intersection syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Pain on the radial aspect of the right distal forearm for the last few days. Local examination revealed redness and tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

There is peritendinous soft tissue thickening at the intersection of 1st and 2nd extensor compartments. Tendons show mild thickening without a tear. There is mild tendon sheath effusion involving both compartments. Local hypervascularity is present.

The asymptomatic side was examined for comparison. It shows normal findings.


There are redness and edema involving distal forearm along the radial aspect.

Case Discussion

An elderly lady presented with distal forearm pain, swelling for the last few days. Ultrasound findings favor intersection syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 66323
Published: 15th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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