Rapid Review: de Quervain Tenosynovitis

de Quervain Tenosynovitis

  • Patient will be complaining of radial wrist pain
  • PE will show pain on ulnar wrist deviation with thumb in fist (Finkelstein’s test)
  • Treatment is thumb spica splint, NSAIDs

Sample question:

A 20-year-old man who is employed in construction presents with pain to his thumb and wrist for 4 months. He states that the pain worsens while he is working. Examination reveals pain along the radial surface of the wrist with forced ulnar abduction. What management is indicated?


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