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What happens once you have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What happens once you have de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

It hurts: Mainly, it hurts. If it gets bad enough, it can lock up the tendon. I recently had a patient who had it so bad that the tendon had locked in way that cocked her wrist to the side. Surgery fixed it and she was soooo happy! ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tenosynovitis (Definition)

When a tendon such ad one of the flexor tendons in the hand becomes inflamed it can sometimes cause pain, clicking or even locking of the finger the problem is usually treated with nsaids, local cortisone ...Read more


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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

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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

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What kind of condition is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What kind of condition is de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

DeQuervains: This is a thickening of the tendons on the palm side of the hand. These are the gripping tendons( flexor tendons) and is treatable with steroid and novocaine injections, or if needed surgery. Application of a solution of DMSO with a steroide is sometimes very helpful. ...Read more

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Can I die from de Quervain's tenosynovitis if I ignore it?

NO you won't die!: But you will suffer with pain if you wait. This is a condition easily treated and you will be grateful for it! get a cortisone shot if you haven't had it already. Surgery if shot doesn't work! ...Read more

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What's your opinion on treating de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

What's your opinion on treating de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

DeQuervain's options: It depends on the stage of the problem and what has or hasn't worked for the individual. The way i treat a new case with no previous treatment is splinting and activity modification for work and home along with a trial of antiinflammatory medication. Further treatment depends on the success or lack thereof and may include steroid injection, casting, physical therapy and surgery. ...Read more

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

Yes: De quervain 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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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De Quervain Tenosynovitis (Definition)

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