We describe a new surgical technique for the treatment of de Quervain tenosynovitis, which consists of lengthening the first dorsal compartment without disruption of continuity and without using a suture. Our results in 12 wrists operated on in 10 patients indicated complete relief of symptoms. The advantages of the technique include: simplicity, restoration of normal anatomy, and prevention of complications (scarring, adhesions, and subluxation of tendons).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
- Compartment reconstruction
- De Quervain tenosynovitis
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