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Enveloping calcification of flexor digitorum profundus tendon: a diagnosis easily missed
  1. Sriskandarasa Senthilkumaran and
  2. William M Ledingham
  1. Trauma & Orthopaedics, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sriskandarasa Senthilkumaran; s.senthilkumaran{at}


Calcific tendonitis of the hand is a rare condition. We present a case where there was extensive calcification along the flexor digitorum profundus tendon of the little finger. The patient’s symptoms resolved with non-operative management.

  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • orthopaedics
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  • Contributors SS had obtained consent from the patient. He has also researched the database and has written this manuscript. WL has reviewed the patient clinically and had proofread the report. He was involved in planning of the report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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