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harp players thumb

harp players thumb

PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE

A specific type of nerve compression caused by irritation of the ulnar and radial digital nerves of the thumb by harp strings

Clinical findings Numbness, paraesthesias, painful hypo- and hypersensitivity, which may lead to perineural fibrosis and formation of a painful nodule

Management Rest, change strumming and plucking patterns; surgery is not indicated  

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