Wednesday, May 16, 2012

de Quervain tenosynovitis

Tendons involved can be remembered by ALEB (ALL Exclusively Breastfeeding mothers!)

Abductor pollicis Longus and Extensor policis Brevis

Remember, it occurs commonly in new mothers due to the awkward way they support the baby's head with their hand e.g during breastfeeding. It can also be occupational (washer woman, carpenters, musicians, office workers)

The Finkelstein test is positive

© Cork Emergency Medicine 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Correction please. It involves Compartment 1 of the dorsal wrist: Abductor pollicis longus is involved-the thumb is turned away to try to stabilize an infants head leading to the injury