Abstract

INTRA SHEATH STEROID INJECTIONS IN MANAGEMENT OF DE QUERVAIN???S TENOSYNOVITIS

Author(s): Muralidhara V 1 , Muralidhar B. M2 , Mamatha S. V

INTRODUCTION De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful and often disabling condition that is mainly observed in workers who perform repetitive manual tasks, wrestlers and bowlers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Retrospective study was done in orthopaedic department at tertiary care hospital for one year from June 2013 to May 2014. 60 patients were included in the present study. RESULTS Out of 60 patients diagnosed with De Quervain’s tenosynovitis 54(90%) were treated conservatively and surgical management was done in 9(10%) cases. CONCLUSION Conservative treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis with steroid injections is a preferable method of treatment. Surgical release should be confined to patients resistant to conservative treatment