Tenosynovitis of wrists

Definition

Tenosynovitis of wrists

Extensor tendons, running through the wrist to the fingers, have a projective sheath, called synovium, around them. Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the tendon or synovium. Among the forms of tenosynovitis of the wrist, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, located on the side of the thumb, is the most common one. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.

Symptoms

Tenosynovitis of wrist (De Quervain’s tenosynovitis)

  • 1.Pain worsens when grabbing them with the other fingers
  • 2.Severe pain and tenderness around the wrist and the thumb
  • 3.Small bumps around the wrist due to edema

Cause

Tenosynovitis or wrist

  • Frequent use of the wrists is the main cause, such as repetitive movements at work or during exercise. Prevalent in women in their 30s-60s, especially pregnant woman who have loose joints and ligaments due to hormone changes.
  • Treatment

    Diagnosis : X-ray, CT, MRI

    Non-surgical treatment

    • Medication
    • Physiotherapy
    • Injection
    • Extracorporeal shockwave

    Surgical treatment

    • Release of extensor retinaculum