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What is dequervain's tenosynovitis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Tendon inflammation: Inflammation of the wrist on the thumb side that hurts with extending the thumb or moving the hand in the direction of the thumb. Improves with a thumb spica wrist brace, nsaids. Ice, reducing the lifting an carrying activity and sometimes needs an injection of cortisone and sometimes surgical release.
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Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Wrist tendinitis: Dequervain's tendinitis is the name for a tendinitis related to the thumb tendons at the wrist. This form of tendinitis is very commonly seen in young parents, due to repetitively lifting their new, and ever-growing infants. The majority of patients can be treated by splinting, nsaids, and up to three steroid injections in the tendon sheath. Less <5% require surgery, but respond well if do.
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