Rapid Review: de Quervain Tenosynovitis

August 17, 2017
de Quervain tendinopathy

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?

By Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C

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