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Do you need surgery to treat de Quervain's disease?

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De Quervain's disease is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist. If medication or splints don’t help, your doctor may recommend surgery. The operation would release the tendon’s tight covering so that the tendon could move smoothly. You go home the same day. Your doctor will recommend an exercise program to strengthen your thumb and wrist.

SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

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