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Tendonistis of the thumb area

Posted by @conniez, Oct 29, 2011

Hand. I have been diagnosed with DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis. Anyone out there who has had this before and can give me some advise?


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Posted by @nativefloridian, Oct 29, 2011

FYI, if you haven’t seen this already and can overlook the doctor’s accent, I like this You Tube video on DeQ. T.:

I’ve had 3 surgeries, two carpal tunnel syndrome (both wrists) and one UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) reattachment. No DeQuervain’s, but I feel your pain! Having anything wrong with either hand or wrist is a real bummer. From brushing your teeth to combing your hair, everything you do requires healthy hands and it is no fun when there is pain involved in everything you do. If you want no scars and excellent care, I’d recommend you get a second opinion at Jewett Othopedic in Orlando (Magic, team doctors). If I didn’t live in this area, I’d fly across the country to this clinic. I also highly recommend Dr. Macksoud, best hand/wrist surgeon. No scars, no pain, excellent nursing staff and great bedside manner….several years later, I have no evidence that I ever had a single problem with my hands and wrists. I regret that I lived with carpal tunnel for as many years as I did, the surgeries were 15 minutes each and recovery very rapid as well. My UCL was more complicated but I only wore a cast for about a month. Good luck and I encourage you to get surgery, if that is a viable option for you.

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Posted by @conniez, Dec 12, 2011

Thanks for your advise. Mine just seems to get worse everyday!


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Posted by @dmdouglass, Dec 12, 2011

I had a dequervain release last year. The surgery helps. Make sure you go to a good hand surgeon.

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