DeQuervain Tenosynovitis

Brief Review:

  • DeQuervain tenosynovitis is a painful repetitive and overuse condition of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis
  • The classic clinical finding is a positive Finkelstein test result
  • Radiographic tests are not necessary to make an accurate diagnosis
  • Treatment includes
    • Avoidance of the inciting activities
    • Ice
    • Analgesic medications
    • Thumb spica splinting
    • Corticosteroid injection
    • Surgical decompression: In refractory cases