DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis

Iontophoresis Protocol: DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis

DeQuervain's is a stenosing tenosynovitis, involving the ab­ductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons. where they pass through the first compartment of the wrist. Inflammation of these tendon sheaths results in constriction of the tendons as they cross the distal end of the radius within the first compartment (the radial border of the anatomical snuff­box).

  • Typical Dispersive Pad Site
  • Typical Drug Electrode Site
  • Extensor pollicis lon«us tendon
  • Extensor pollicis brevis tendon
  • Abductor pollici loncus tendon

Activities that overuse the thumb through repetition or when the thumb is fixed and the wrist overstressed (baseball, jav­elin. hockey) or direct trauma will result in deQuervain's. Commonly, there is disabling pain, felt most severely near the styloid process of the radius, and local swelling. Pain is severe on movement of the wrist and thumb, especially on ulnar deviation with thumb and little linger opposition. Discomfort may be felt in the thumb and into the wrist and forearm. The thickened tendon sheath can be fell as a tender, hard nodule over the radial styloid process.


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IONTOPHORESIS PROCEDURE


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IONTOPHORESIS PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT: See Phoresor System and electrode instruc­tion guides for indications, contraindications, warnings, pre­cautions and directions...
PATIENT EVALUATION


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PATIENT EVALUATION

A.    Subjective: •    Patient complaint •    Location •    Onset and...
RE-EVALUATION


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RE-EVALUATION

In addition to patient's subjective reports, check for: decreased pain, decreased tenderness to palpation at the abductor pollicis longus and...
WHY IONTOPHORESIS IS APPROPRIATE THERAPY


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WHY IONTOPHORESIS IS APPROPRIATE THERAPY

Iontophoretic drug delivery for the condition of deQuervain's tenosynovotis provides an alternative to hypodermic injection of corticosteroids,...


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