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De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Anatomy & Pathology

The dorsal side of the wrist contains the “extensor tendons”.  These tendons are surrounded by a tube called the tendon sheath.  Inflammation of this sheath can lead to tenosynovitis.

  • Pain on radial side of wrist
  • Pain while holding or cradling a newborn

Discomfort and pain are described by patients as a dull, aching throb that is on the side of the wrist. T

Risk Factors

  •  overuse of the hand
  • recent pregnancy
  • holding a newborn for extended periods of time