Understanding De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Dr. Bertrand Perey, MD, FSRC, Orthopaedic Surgeon, talks about De Quervain's Tenosynovitis and what to expect if you are diagnosed with the condition.

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Dr. Bertrand Perey, MD, FSRC, Orthopaedic Surgeon, talks about De Quervain's Tenosynovitis and what to expect if you are diagnosed with the condition.
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Dr. Bertrand Perey, MD, FSRC, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Presenter: Dr. Bertrand Perey, Orthopaedic Surgeon, New Westminster, BC

Local Practitioners: Orthopaedic Surgeon

Understanding De Quervain's Tenosynovitis ( 1 participated.)

What causes De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the radial (thumb) side of the wrist and affects the tendons that move the thumb.

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is usually caused by spontaneous swelling of the tunnel that carries two of the tendons that go to the thumb.

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It is more common in patients in the fifth decade of life but it can occur in younger patients, especially in mothers with a newborn child.

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Most patients who suffer from this condition usually have pain and swelling noted in the radial aspect of the wrist.

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The pain will always appear with a sudden onset.

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Pain can radiate up the forearm into the elbow.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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