Inflammation of tendons in the 1st dorsal compartment of wrist. Usually occurs in people with repeated thumb movements. Treatment for early symptoms, include Rest/ Local cold pack application/ Anti-Inflammatory medications. Although, Intralesional steroid injections have been advocated as an option, it is reported to have high recurrence rates, and cases of tendon rupture have been reported.
Resistant cases may require a surgical release. This procedure is usually done under local anesthesia. However, If the patient is apprehensive, sedation or short GA may be preferred.