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When would you recommend surgery for dequervains tenosynovitis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Failed non operative

When nsaids, ice, rest, activity modification, wrist bracing, & cortisone injection have not helped and you've tried these things for 3-6 months at least.

In brief: Failed non operative

When nsaids, ice, rest, activity modification, wrist bracing, & cortisone injection have not helped and you've tried these things for 3-6 months at least.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Mark Wang
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Failed non-op tx

Non-operative treatment for dequervain's tendinitis includes forearm based thumb spica splinting, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroid injection, rest and activity modification.
Failure to respond to these non-operative modalities would be an indication for surgical release with local extensor tenosynovectomy.

In brief: Failed non-op tx

Non-operative treatment for dequervain's tendinitis includes forearm based thumb spica splinting, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroid injection, rest and activity modification.
Failure to respond to these non-operative modalities would be an indication for surgical release with local extensor tenosynovectomy.
Dr. Mark Wang
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