Texting Tenosynovitisn - new diagnosis...bring on the ICD9 and CPT codes soon please....BD
A medical student in New Zealand has been diagnosed with ‘text-messager’s thumb’ as a result of her excessive use of SMS.
Fleur de Vere Beavis is said to be suffering from the condition of Texting Tenosynovitis, which has seen her tendons swell up and her thumb become inflamed.
Sending up to 100 messages every day has caused her physical pain, says the New Zealand Herald, with the problem one of only a few cases in the world.
Reported in the New Zealand Medical Journal, Ms Beavis follows the case of a Singapore school child and an Australian teenager who found themselves in a similar position.