Fibrous loose body in the flexor tendon sheath

J D Hutchison, R B Chesney, J A Harvey

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We report the first known example of an entirely fibrous loose body lying in the flexor tendon sheath of a finger. This was seen initially as a painless swelling in a fit young woman and was surgically excised with full restoration of function. The cause of the loose body is unknown, but it may have originated as a fibroma of the flexor tendon sheath or as a localized nodular tenosynovitis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of hand surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fingers
  • Humans
  • Muscular Diseases
  • Tendons


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