Release of the First Extensor Compartment at the Wrist (DeQuervain’s Decompression)



  • DeQuervain’s disease that has not responded to nonoperative treatment including:
    • Activity modification

    • Splinting

    • Physiotherapy

    • Steroid injection


Extensor Tendon Petroleum Jelly Extensor Retinaculum Radial Styloid Extensor Compartment 

Further Reading

  1. Scheller A, Schuh R, Hönle W, et al. Long-term results of ­surgical release of de Quervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis. Int Orthop. 2009;33(5):1301–3.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bouras Y, El Andaloussi Y, Zaouari T, et al. Surgical treatment in De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. About 20 cases. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2010;55(1):42–5.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Stanley J. Radial tunnel syndrome: a surgeon’s perspective. J Hand Ther. 2006;19(2):180–4.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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