Compartmental reconstruction for de Quervain stenosing tenosynovitis

George El Rassi, Remy Bleton, Dawn Laporte

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We describe a new surgical technique for the treatment of de Quervain tenosynovitis, which consists of lengthening the first dorsal compartment without disruption of continuity and without using a suture. Our results in 12 wrists operated on in 10 patients indicated complete relief of symptoms. The advantages of the technique include: simplicity, restoration of normal anatomy, and prevention of complications (scarring, adhesions, and subluxation of tendons).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


  • Compartment reconstruction
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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