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De Quervain's Disease


Healthy tendon

Picture of a healthy tendon

Tendon affected by de Quervain's disease

Picture of a tendon affected by de Quervain's disease

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De Quervain's disease is swelling and inflammation of the tendons and the tendon sheath on the thumb side of the wrist.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery
Last RevisedDecember 14, 2010

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