What is dequervain's tenosynovitis?

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.
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.