Chronic tenosynovitis that thickens the tendon sheaths of the abductor muscle long of the thumb and of the extensor short muscle of the thumb.
The Finkelstein test or modified Eichoff test can be used to confirm the diagnosis.
History of de Quervain disease
1893 – Paul Jules Tillaux (1834-1904) described a painful crepitus sign (Aïe crépitant de Tillaux) – tenosynovitis of the adductor and the short extensor of the thumb.
1894 – December 18, 1894, Fritz De Quervain (1868-1940), described tenosynovitis in Mrs. D., a 35-year-old woman who had severe pain in the extensor muscle region of the thumb, excluding tuberculosis.
It is a condition affecting the tendon sheaths of the abductor pollicis longus, and the extensor pollicis brevis. It has definite symptoms and signs. The condition may affect other extensor tendons at the wristDe Quervain F. 1895
- de Quervain disease; de Quervain’s syndrome
- de Quervain’s tenosynovitis; de Quervain’s tendovaginitis
- De Quervain F. Clinical Surgical Diagnosis for students and practitioners, 1913
- de Quervain F. Ueber eine Form von chronischer Tendovaginitis. Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Aerzte, Basel, 1895; 25: 389-394.
- de Quervain F. On a form of chronic tendovaginitis. [Translated article: Correspondenz-Blatt für schweizer Aerzte 1895; 25: 389-94]. J Hand Surg Br. 2005 Aug;30(4):388-91
- De Quervain F. On a form of chronic tendovaginitis by Dr. Fritz de Quervain in la Chaux-de-Fonds. 1895. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1997;26(9):641-4.
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