What is de Quervain’s surgical release?

Category: Procedures


De Quervain syndrome occurs when the tendons that move the thumb outward (away from the index finger) become painful and swollen, most commonly from the irritation caused by repetitive gripping and twisting motions. A surgical release of the tight covering of the tendon is one form of treatment.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with de Quervain’s surgical release

Side effect Patients
Numbness of right thumb 1
Trigger finger 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
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There are no evaluations for de Quervain’s surgical release.