drummer’s palsy

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drummer's palsy top image from New Medical Terms

drummer’s palsy top

drummer’s palsy


A popular term for chronic tendinitis of the extensor pollicis longus–EPL tendon with tendon attenuation and, in extreme cases, rupture due to excess exertion, which is classically linked to repetitive motion injury in drummers. In the top image, the yellow arrow points to

drummer's palsy 2image from New Medical Terms

drummer’s palsy (bottom)

an attenuated EPL tendon; the bottom image shows an empty, fluid-filled tendon sheath due to rupture.

Synonyms Drummer boy’s palsy, drummer’s paralysis, paralysie des tambours, Trommerlahmung 

References Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1974;(103):93-4



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