Trigger thumb

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

C/o thumb click. No trauma.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

There is hypoechoic soft tissue thickening around flexure tendon at thumb base / metacarpo-phalangeal joint - that is thicked A1 pulley. There is no tenosynovitis / tendon tear.

Asymptomatic thumb shows normal A1 pulley thickness.

Case Discussion

Findings favour trigger thumb.

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Case Information

rID: 17866
Case created: 20th May 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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