Jnl Wrist Surg 2019; 08(02): 090-092
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677741
Special Review: De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
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Dispelling the Myth of Work-Related de Quervain's Tenosynovitis

John C. Dunn
1  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas
,
Michael M. Polmear
1  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas
,
Leon J. Nesti
2  Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland
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Publication History

02 October 2018

21 December 2018

Publication Date:
29 January 2019 (eFirst)

Abstract

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (DQT) is a common condition characterized by pain about the dorsal-radial aspect of the wrist, just proximal to the radial styloid. The condition is precipitated by a thickened first dorsal compartment and its tendons. The impression that DQT is caused from work-related injury is misdirected, as no study has established an association between hand usage at work or trauma with DQT. Physicians should exercise caution when discussing the causes and natural history of DQT with symptomatic patients.

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The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Defense Health Agency, or the US Government.