Definition of tenosynovitis in English:


Syllabification: ten·o·syn·o·vi·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌtenōˌsinəˈvītis


  • Inflammation and swelling of a tendon, typically in the wrist, often caused by repetitive movements such as typing.
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    • Tenosynovitis is caused by inflammation of tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.
    • Splinting the wrist at a neutral angle helps to decrease repetitive flexion and rotation, thereby relieving tenosynovitis.
    • Each of these long tendons has a lubricated synovial sheath, which can become inflamed and painful in the condition of tenosynovitis.


late 19th century: from Greek tenōn 'tendon' + synovitis.

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