About De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is usually diagnosed with clinical assessment. However, an ultrasound or MRI may also be required.
Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is mainly pain over the thumb side of the wrist. This pain may develop suddenly or gradually and can be worse with use of the hand and/or the thumb.
There may also be reduced movement in the thumb due to the pain and swelling in the tendons.
Risks & Concerns
The associated risks of surgery include;
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Need for further surgery
- Failure to relieve symptoms
- Worsening pain
- Neurovascular deficit or injury
- Risk of anaesthetic
If you experience any problems or have any concerns following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Mr. Lawson-Smith’s staff with ensure that Mr. Lawson-Smith is kept informed of what is occurring and will advise you the best course of action.
If you are unable to reach the office, please do not hesitate to contact your GP or if it is an emergency, please present to your nearest Emergency Department.