De Quervain's Tenosynovitis (cont.)
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
- What are symptoms of De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
- How is De Quervain's tenosynovitis diagnosed?
- How is De Quervain's tenosynovitis treated?
- What is the outlook (prognosis) with De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
- Find a local Orthopedic Surgeon in your town
What is the outlook (prognosis) with De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
Excellent. The patient can generally return to full function after the inflammation quiets down with treatment. Sometimes bracing is used during future activities that involve repetitive wrist motion.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
"de Quervain's tenosynovitis"
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