Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendinopathy

Abstract

Tendinopathy of the flexor carpi radialis classically affects both men and women in their fifties. There is a higher incidence in women. While tendon entrapment of the flexor carpi radialis (FCR) is sometimes considered an overuse syndrome, in many cases it is idiopathic, without a previous history of direct injury or repetitive wrist flexion and extension. Nonsurgical and surgical management options are reviewed, including the FCR decrompression technique.

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