De Quervain’s Release

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in De Quervain’s Release

This outpatient procedure relieves the symptoms of De Quervain's tenosynovitis by releasing the tendon sheath that wraps around the tendons at the base of the thumb. This relieves pressure and friction on the tendons, allowing them to glide freely.

What is De Quervain’s release?

This detailed video explains the entire process of De Quervain’s release, including preparation, opening the sheath, and end of procedure. The incision is closed, and a local anesthetic may be injected for post surgical pain relief. The patient is given pain medication and is able to go home the same day. Thumb motion is usually encouraged after surgery.