How long does de Quervain surgery take?

The operation can usually be performed under a local anaesthetic and usually takes about 30 minutes. Your surgeon will make a small cut at the base of the thumb. They will cut open the fibrous roof of the tunnel that is causing the de Quervain’s disease.

How successful is surgery for de Quervain?

Surgery for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is largely successful at resolving the condition, and most patients experience relief from symptoms without future recurrence. The goal of the procedure is to open the compartment that encases the tendons, so they can move freely.

Are you put to sleep for de Quervain’s surgery?

Tendons are flexible, rope-like fibres that connect muscle to bone. In de Quervain’s (say “duh-kair-VAZ”) tendinitis, the tendon becomes swollen. This causes the tendon to rub painfully against the tissue that covers it. This surgery will probably be done while you are awake.

Is De Quervain’s surgery painful?

Recovery from De Quervain’s surgery can be a bit painful. Your wrist and thumb may be rather swollen and sore following surgery. You may feel numbness or tingling near the incision site. While most report feeling better within a few days, it takes longer for others.

How big is the incision for de Quervain’s surgery?

A 3-cm incision is placed over the prominent thickening of the first dorsal compartment.

Can De Quervain’s return after surgery?

Answer. Recurrence of symptoms of de Quervain’s disease after surgical treatment has been reported. One possible explanation when surgery does not result in a decrease of symptoms is that the initial diagnosis was incorrect.

Do you get a cast after de Quervain surgery?

After surgery, you will wear a splint that supports your thumb and wrist. The splint helps protect the incision site and lessen the swelling. It will stay on until your follow-up visit with your doctor 10-14 days after surgery.

How painful is tendon release surgery?

The surgery opens the tissue over the swollen part of the tendon. This allows the tendon to move freely without pain. Your wrist and thumb will be sore and swollen at first. You may feel numbness or tingling near the incision.

How long is de Quervain’s surgery recovery?

Your doctor or your physiotherapist or occupational therapist may recommend that you wear a splint on your hand for 1 to 4 weeks after surgery. It may take 6 to 12 weeks for your hand to heal completely.

Is De Quervain serious?

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt when you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist.