Trigger finger and tendinosis
2012 (English)In: The Journal of hand surgery, European volume, ISSN 1753-1934, EISSN 2043-6289, Vol. 37, no 3, 233-236 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The pathogenesis of trigger finger has generally been ascribed to primary changes in the pulley. Histological examination of the affected tendons has rarely been done. We studied biopsies from tendons of trigger fingers from 29 patients and compared these to biopsies from six intact tendons. We used a modified Movin score, which describes the tendinosis of the Achilles tendon. Trigger finger tendons had a high score (14.2; SD, 2.2) consistent with tendinosis, while the controls were almost normal (2.5; SD, 1.9). This suggests that the tendon is also affected, and that trigger finger is a form of tendinosis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 37, no 3, 233-236 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76086DOI: 10.1177/1753193411421853ISI: 000300994100007PubMedID: 21987275OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76086DiVA: diva2:512148