DeQuerveins Tenosynovitis Wrist Tendonitis

         De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (Wrist Tendonitis)

This is an inflammatory condition of the wrist that can cause pain shooting up the back side of the thumb and index finger. It is caused by friction from a couple of thumb extensor tendons passing back and forth beneath a sheet of connective tissue called the first dorsal compartment. This friction causes inflammation, which in turn causes swelling, which causes more inflammation and swelling and so on. The result is almost a self-perpetuating problem resulting in the pain at the thumb side of the wrist which may radiate up the thumb and index finger with certain motions such as opening a door, using a hammer, etc.

Initial treatment consists of steroid injection, correct splinting, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin or Ibuprofen. If these are ineffective, surgical release of the first dorsal compartment is indicated.

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General Information:

Approximately 30 minutes.

Yes, insurance is accepted for this procedure. We participate with most plans. Medicare, Commercial Insurance & Workers Compensation accepted.

Light duty early post-operatively. Unrestricted Work within 3-4 weeks (details at left)

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