DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis update by American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

First dorsal compartment tendonitis, more commonly known as deQuervain’s tendonitis or tenosynovitis after the Swiss surgeon Fritz de Quervain, is a condition brought on by irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb. The inflammation causes the compartment (a tunnel or a sheath) around the tendon to swell and enlarge, making thumb and wrist movement painful. Making a fist, grasping or holding objects—often infants—are common painful movements with deQuervain’s tendonitis. To read more, click on the link below.

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