De Quervain’s disease


This is a painful condition which causes pain due to swollen tendons in the wrist just before the thumb.


When recognized and treated early, this is a condition which responds very well to either an injection of cortisone, which reduces the swelling. When the situation is allowed to progress, then, occasionally, minor surgery is required in order to decompress and clean the swelling around the tendons. This procedure is done as an out patient and typically takes approximately 15 minutes to perform.

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