Mr Prash Jesudason MB, ChB, MSc., FRCSEd (Trauma & Orth), Dip. Hand Surg (Br)

Consultant Hand & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tendon disorders

 

There are many causes of wrist pain. In some patients, unexplained wrist pain can be attributed to a number of tendon disorders. These include:

•De Quervain’s tenosynovitis

•Intersection syndrome - irritation and inflammation on the back of wrist, occuring when two tendons become inflamed as the pass over each other.

•FCR tenosynovitis

•ECU tenosynovitis

 

Treatment of these disorders differs, with some responding well simply to rest and physiotherapy. Others have a less favourable course and require steroid injections or even surgery to release the tendons in question from surrounding tissues and tight structures, allowing them to glide easier.

 

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