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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

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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How can I treat de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

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?

Tendon sheath inflam: Named after swiss surgeon fritz de quervain in 1895 , it is an irritation of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus tendons that function to move the thumb away from the hand.The tendons run in synovial sheaths that become inflamed and thereby cause pain. Microscopic evaluation indicates only a degenerative process of the tendon. ...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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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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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

Dr. James Chapman
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De Quervain Tenosynovitis (Definition)

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