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Intersection syndrome

What is intersection syndrome?

Intersection syndrome – also called tenosynovitis of the radial wrist extensors – is a form of wrist tendonitis. It is associated with inflammation of the tendons in the wrist and back of the forearm and causes pain around the back of the wrist joint. It occurs at the point at which the two major tendons that are used to move the fingers cross.

What causes intersection syndrome?

The condition is caused by repetitive movements that stress the wrist extensor tendons. It is most common in athletes, particularly competitive rowers and weightlifters, and can also affect office workers or anyone who carries out repetitive wrist and arm movements. It is sometimes confused with the more common De Quervain’s syndrome.

Intersection syndrome

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