Mr Prash Jesudason MB, ChB, MSc., FRCSEd (Trauma & Orth), Dip. Hand Surg (Br)
Tendon disorders / Tendonitis
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
•Dorsal wrist 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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