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DEQUEVAIN’S DISEASE. Kelly kirby and niral patel. Dequevain’s disease. Mechanism of injury. Idiopathic: no known cause Diagnosis includes overuse injuries and repetitive movements of the thumb, which are a contributing factor. Symptoms .

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dequevain s disease

DEQUEVAIN’S DISEASE

Kelly kirby and niralpatel

mechanism of injury
Mechanism of injury
  • Idiopathic: no known cause
  • Diagnosis includes overuse injuries and repetitive movements of the thumb, which are a contributing factor.
symptoms
Symptoms
  • Pain, tenderness, and swelling over the thumb side of the wrist, and difficulty gripping.
  • Finklestein’s Test
treatment
treatment
  • Depending on pain level, immobilizing your wrist can alleviate the symptoms.
  • Worst cases: Surgery and medication
  • Surgery: releases the tension that causes the tendon to be inflamed
recovery
REcovery
  • If you start treatment early on, your symptoms of de Quervain'sdiesease should generally improve within four to six weeks.
  • Exercise the tendon to prevent stiffness