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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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De Quervain Tenosynovitis (Definition)

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