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What is dequervain's tenosynovitis?

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Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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