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De Quervain’s Tendinitis Release Treatment2023-12-06T10:19:42+00:00

De Quervain's Tendinitis Release Treatment

A painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist is known as De Quervain's syndrome. Motions involving the hands and thumbs, particularly tensile grabbing and twisting, might hurt as the illness worsens.

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De Quervain's Tendinitis Release Treatment

The purpose of  De Quervain’s Tendinitis Release is to let the tendons move freely by opening the compartment that houses them. This is accomplished by cutting the sheath and removing the inflamed tissue. De Quervain’s Tendinitis Release may be recommended when non-surgical treatments are ineffective at relieving hand and thumb pain that interferes with daily activities. Surgery is frequently a long-term solution.

De Quervain's Tendinitis Release Treatment at a Glance

Procedure Time:
30 minutes per hand

Return to Work:
1 week

Full Recovery:
8-12 weeks

£1300 (per hand)

*There is a set fee of £300 (Fixed) for non-surgical De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis treatment.

De Quervain’s Tendinitis Release Treatment

De Quervain’s tendinitis release, also known as De Quervain’s release or De Quervain’s tenosynovitis release, is a surgical procedure to treat a painful condition affecting the tendons in the wrist and thumb. De Quervain’s tendinitis is characterized by inflammation and irritation of the tendons located at the base of the thumb, resulting in pain, swelling, and difficulty in thumb and wrist movement. The two tendons involved in De Quervain’s tendinitis are the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB). These tendons run side by side in a compartment located on the thumb side of the wrist, called the first dorsal compartment. When these tendons become inflamed or swollen, they can get trapped within the compartment, causing pain and limiting the thumb’s movement.

What to expect at the time of your procedure:

De Quervain’s tendinitis release involves making a small incision over the first dorsal compartment at the base of the thumb. The surgeon then carefully opens the compartment, creating more space for the tendons to move freely without getting compressed or irritated. In some cases, the surgeon may also remove any thickened or inflamed tissue surrounding the tendons. This surgical procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.

What to expect after the procedure:

After the procedure, patients may need to wear a splint or cast for a short period to protect the operated area and promote healing. Physical therapy and gentle exercises are often prescribed during recovery to regain strength and mobility in the thumb and wrist.

De Quervain’s tendinitis release recovery:

You will be reviewed and looked after until the wound is completely healed. Scars should fade and flatten anywhere from three months to one year after the procedure.

De Quervain Treatment Prices

There is a fix price of £1300 (per hand) for De Quervain's Tendinitis Release Surgery and £300 for non-surgical De Quervain's Tenosynovitis Treatment.

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Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

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De Quervain Treatment FAQ

What type of Anaesthesia is used?2023-04-06T15:36:55+01:00

Most of our procedures are performed under local anaesthesia.

What causes De Quervain Syndrome?2023-09-08T15:15:54+01:00
  • Overuse of the thumb and wrist can result in De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, which is a prevalent condition.
  • It is connected to both breastfeeding and pregnancy as well.
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis may be more likely to affect people with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It affects more women than males and is most prevalent in persons in their 40s and 50s.

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