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D. Boshnakov, D. Raikov, M. Zhivkov


The most popular surgical procedure for treatment of the De Quervain's disease onsists of a longitudinal incision, exposition of the first osteofibrous channel (the first compartment) and releasing the compression over the M. abductor pollicis longus and M. extensor pollicis brevis tendons. This technique has some disadvantages such as rough skin scar and possible dislocation of the tendons after releasing. Seven patients with De Quervain1 s disease were presented. They underwent D. Viet's surgical procedure (1992). The rough skin cicatrices and possible tendon dislocations were avoided because of their fixing with a capsular flap. The good results encouraged the application of this new method.


Tenosynovitis; De Qervain's disease; decompression; capsular flap

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