De Quervain Syndrome
De Quervain syndrome occurs when there is a compression (stenosis) of the tendons to the thumb (called tenosynovitis). This compression occurs on the back of the wrist causing pain with certain thumb and wrist movements.
De Quervain syndrome can be treated non-operatively with a course of anti-inflammatory medications, splinting of the thumb and wrist, and injections of corticosteroid.
If non-operative management is unsuccessful, Dr Yu may recommend surgery. This operation involves a small cut (incision) on the thumb side of the wrist to release the two tendons from their constrictive sheaths. After the operation, you will be allowed to move and use the thumb as normal.
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