De Quervain’s tenosynovitis 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.
If conservative treatment options fail to resolve the condition and symptoms persist for 6 months or more and your quality of life is adversely affected, Dr. Durand may recommend you undergo a surgical procedure to open the tendon sheath and allow more room for tendon movement.
This surgery is usually performed in an operating room under local or regional anesthesia on an outpatient basis as day surgery. Dr. Durand makes a small incision over the affected tendons in the wrist area. He then cuts the sheath or tunnel that holds the tendons giving them more room to move. The incision is then closed with sutures and covered with a sterile dressing.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TREATMENT FOR DE QUERVAIN’S TENOSYNOVITIS, DR. DANIEL DURAND WILL GUIDE YOU, FROM CONSULTATION TO RECOVERY, TO THE BEST DE QUERVAIN’S TENOSYNOVITIS RELEASE PROCEDURES FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.
The majority of patients suffer no complications following tendon release surgery; however, complications can occur and include:
A good knowledge of this procedure will make the stress of undertaking the procedure easier for you to bear. The decision to proceed with the surgery is made because the advantages of surgery outweigh the potential disadvantages. It is important that you are informed of these risks before the surgery.
It may take 6 to 12 weeks for your hand to heal completely. After you heal, you may be able to move your wrist and thumb without pain.
How soon you can return to work depends on your job. If you can do your job without using your hand, you may be able to go back after 1 or 2 days. But if your job requires you to do repeated hand or wrist movements, put pressure on your hand or wrist, or lift things, you may need to take 6 to 12 weeks off work.
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DR. DANIEL DURAND HELPS MEN AND WOMEN FROM MONTREAL AREA TO ENJOY A PAIN-FREE LIFE AGAIN THROUGH DE QUERVAIN’S TENOSYNOVITIS DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURE.
Dr. Durand will take the time to carefully outline the various options available to you along with the benefits and risks associated with each procedure during your comprehensive one-on-one consultation.