De Quervain’s disease, also called de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. Symptoms of de Quervain’s disease include pain when turning the wrist or making a fist. Other symptoms can include:
- Pain and or swelling near the base of the thumb
- Difficulty moving the thumb and wrist when doing activities that involve grasping or pinching
- “Sticking” or “stop-and-go” sensation in the thumb when trying to move it
A 2cm wrist incision is made over the patient’s painful area therefore relieving pressure off the involved structures.
This procedure takes only 7 minutes, and most of our de Quervain patients have recovered after just 7 days.Why Minimally Invasive?