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What is the definition or description of: De Quervain tenosynovitis?

What is the definition or description of: De Quervain tenosynovitis?

Tendinitis: inflammation of the sheath of the extensor tendon to the thumb on the inner side of the wrist ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tenosynovitis (Definition)

When a tendon--for example, in your hand--becomes inflamed, it can sometimes cause pain, clicking, or even locking of the finger. This condition can be treated with nsaids, local cortisone ...Read more


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Can de Quervain's tenosynovitis come back after surgery?

Can de Quervain's tenosynovitis come back after surgery?

Yes but unlikely: The operation for dequervain's involves decompressing the first extensor compartment of the wrist. Sometimes, the two tendons in this compartment are in separate sub-compartments; if both are not decompressed, symptoms may continue. Also, if the sheath over the tendons scars back and becomes tight again, symptoms may recur, but this is rare. ...Read more

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De Quervain's tenosynovitis -- is the surgery effective?

De Quervain's tenosynovitis -- is the surgery effective?

Yes: If injection of steroids and bracing has not made sidnigicant improvement then the surgical release of the tendon pully is very helpful in pain relief. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis in Jan 2013. Responded to steroid injections but had 4. Did OT. Dr saying surgery time, other suggestions?

Diagnosed with DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis in Jan 2013. Responded to steroid injections but had 4. Did OT. Dr saying surgery time, other suggestions?

Surgery is next: With over a year of pain and 4 injections with only temp relief and OT, I think you need surgery. If symptoms are mild and livable, you can avoid surgery. But my sense is that your pain significantly interferes with your daily activities and surgery is most likely needed at this point. I would make sure you see a Hand Specialist. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What are the most common symptoms of de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Pain: Pain at the wrist bone on the thumb side. It's usually quite painful. Sometimes in bad cases there may be a "popping". ...Read more

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Do lots of people get de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or is it unusual?

Not too common: Relatively speaking it is not too common, but I see at least 1 patient a day in the office with dequervains. ...Read more

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Can I have de Quervain's tenosynovitis in both hands?

Yes: If you overuse both thumbs too much, your tendons can protest by becoming inflamed. Especially with mega-texting! ...Read more

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Do symptoms like de Quervain's tenosynovitis go away quickly?

With surgery, very: Quickly. With avoidance of inciting activity and splinting and anti inflammmatiries ice pretty quickly but may come back quickly. Common in women w young baby. ...Read more

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Does de Quervain's tenosynovitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does de Quervain's tenosynovitis usually cause many symptoms?

De quervains: I have found that a soft neoprene splint works well for dequervain's tenosynovitis.
A soft splint tends to inhibit the thumb and wrist from going toward the extremes of motion (the position of thumb extension -hitchhiking- and simultaneous radial deviation of the wrist--moving your wrist and hand toward the thumb side and the opposite, turning the wrist away form the thumb side while reaching or. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What is your job?: In general yes. Therapy usually does not required to stop work. You will need a correct diagnosis and some of the following: splinting, occupational therapy, medications and sometimes injections. It involves the tendon that extends the thumb. If your work might cause repititive injury to the tendon your job may need to be modified. In general therapy does not require not going to work. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Yes: De Quervain's tenosynovitis very common. It can develop spontaneously or after trauma. I see it commonly in women who recently had children. It develops from a combination of tissue swelling from hormones and from how new mothers lift their babies. Symptoms often resolve spontaneously. Those cases that don't usually respond to a single steroid injection, which is safe while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about de Quervain's tenosynovitis (a form of tendonitis)?

Can you tell me about de Quervain's tenosynovitis (a form of tendonitis)?

In the thumb: Rather the tendon that brings up the thumb right where it crosses the wrist into the arm. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Surgery: Usually try an injection and use a brace first. Some people it can be so bad that I simply do surgery right away knowing that its so bad that an injection is not going to work. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Ask your regular doc: Call and ask the nurse or receptionist if this is something your doctor treats or if he/she can refer you to someone. This is sometimes easily treated in the primary care office and they should be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best brace for de Quervain's tenosynovitis (mother's thumb)?

Please recommend the best brace for de Quervain's tenosynovitis (mother's thumb)?

Thumb spica splint: Is the best brace for deQ. You can get them at most drug stores walmart etc. Is lie a wrist brace with an extension for the thumb. Brace can help but also take nsaids, ICE MASSAGE with water frozen in a dixie cup. If not better a cortisone shot is typically curative with a visit to the orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I treat de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Depends: Those with mild symptoms can benefit from protective splinting, nsaids, icing and stretching. More severe cases, such as those seen after trauma or durning/after pregnancy usually don't respond to anything other than a corticosteroid injection. I treat many conditions with corticosteroid injections, but this is one of the few conditions that can actually be cured with one treatment. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Injection then surg: Cortisone shot and wrist brace that holds the thumb can be an excellent treatment. If that doesn't work, then do the small surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Inflammation: Tenosynovium is a sheath/tissue that surrounds many of our tendons. When this sheath gets inflammed we call it tenosynovitis. De Quervain's is tenosynovitis of two tendons in the wrist just below the thumb (abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis). ...Read more

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38y f. I have dequervain's tenosynovitis, surgery recommended a year ago, waiting on financial aid, how serious is it to wait? Will waiting hurt it worse?

38y f. I have dequervain's tenosynovitis, surgery recommended a year ago, waiting on financial aid, how serious is it to wait? Will waiting hurt it worse?

Not serious: Dequervains' tendonitis is inflammation of the thumb tendons (1st dorsal compt. For orthopedic surgeons). The most common tendonitis seen in the hand. Waiting to have a dequervain's release will cause no long term problems that I am aware of. (you'll just have to put up w/ the discomfort until u can get it done)... Often a well-placed injection and splinting can " buy time" until your surgery.! ...Read more

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De quervains tenosynovitis, what physio excersises can I do, its not getting better a cortisone injection did not help, I have a splint and anti infla?

De quervains tenosynovitis, what physio excersises can I do, its not getting better a cortisone injection did not help, I have a splint and anti infla?

None really: It's an overuse injury so splinting, ice, rest, massage, and antinflammatories are the treatments. If they're not working you may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Inflammation: Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the sheath surrounding a tendon. This sheath is responsible for tendon health and production of a small amount of fluid for lubrication. If this area gets inflamed, swelling and pain occur. Dequervains involves a specific tendon sheath of the tendons going to your thumb on the side of the wrist. It improves with rest & ibuprofen, steroid injections, rare surgery. ...Read more

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What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Couple of things: Rest, immobilization, compression, anti-inflamatory medication.

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Can you die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Can you die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

No!!: It can impair comfortable use of the wrist and thumb but is not a danger to health. ...Read more

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Question: what is de Quervain's tenosynovitis really?

Tenosynovaginitis: Yes, that word. It's a problem of the tendon, it's lining, and the sheath of one of the thumb tendons. They get irritated and enflamed. It's quite painful. They become thick and hard so the tendon can't slide normally. This just makes things worse. Early on, the first month or two, a cortisone shot and a brace can be effective treatment. Later, it requires surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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De Quervain Tenosynovitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the sheath of the extensor tendon to the thumb on the inner ...Read more