Reactive synovitis 3rd MCP joint

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Hobbyist using her right hand excessively over the last few weeks. Pain and swelling around 3rd MCP improving with anti-inflammatory medications.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Isolated synovitis in the 3rd MCP - note the dramatic increase in blood flow but minimal fluid. No erosion of bone and no other joints involved.

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Case information

rID: 18311
Published: 28th Jun 2012
Last edited: 10th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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