Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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De Quervain's Tenosynovitis Underlying Cause

Dequervain's tenosynovitis is caused by overuse of the tendons that move the thumb, which results in irritation and inflammation.

Causes include:

  • Sports:
    • Tennis
    • Racquetball
  • Occupational overuse

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Last Updated: Apr 23, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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