Tendinopathies of the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand.

Affiliation

Division of Upper Extremity Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University, 59 Executive Park South, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Tendinopathy and tendinitis are some of the most frequently encountered disorders in hand and upper extremity surgery. Patients often present with progressively increasing pain over a subacute or chronic period. In most cases it is a clinical diagnosis, with confirmation via advanced imaging. First-line treatment consists of conservative measures such as activity modification, splints, and injections. After a 3- to 6-month trial of nonoperative treatment, surgery usually involves decompression of the involved tendons and debridement of any inflammatory tissue. Patient and anatomic factors can affect the outcomes of both nonoperative and operative treatments.

Keywords

De Quervain,Tendinitis,Tendinopathy,Tenosynovitis,Trigger finger,