Fibromas (also known as fibroids or fibroid tumors) are benign (non-cancerous) growths made up mostly of connective tissue. There are several different types of fibroid tumors that can occur throughout different parts of the body, depending on the origin of the connective tissue that makes up the tumor.
Fibromas and most of the tumors that develop on the hands, fingers, and wrists tend to be benign. Fibromas develop in the tendon sheath, which is the membrane that surrounds the tendon in the hand. The tendon sheath consists of the synovial sheath and the fibrous tendon sheath, and allows for flexibility and movement of the tendon in the hand.
Who is at Risk For Fibromas?
While most common in men in their 30’s, anyone can develop a fibroma at any age, from children to older adults.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Fibroma or Fibroid Tumor?
This type of hand tumor tends to be slow growing, and relatively painless unless there is direct contact and pressure on the tendon or nerve. Fibroid tumors can range in size, from the size of a pea to the length of an entire finger.Get back to doing what you love!
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What are the treatment options for Fibromas of the Tendon Sheath?
Although fibroid tumors of the tendon sheath in the hand are benign and tend to grow slowly over time, they do continue to grow and therefore require surgical removal by an experienced hand surgeon. Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice at the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute in Phoenix specializes in state-of-the-art and cutting-edge surgical techniques to remove fibromas, allowing patients to return to their daily responsibilities and the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible.
Contact an Expert Hand Surgeon in Phoenix Today
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice is a leading expert in minimally invasive hand surgery. Contact the Fitzmaurice Hand Institute in Phoenix today to schedule an appointment at (480) 526-5106.
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