Extensor Tendon Of Thumb (Dequervains)

Inflammation of tendons, extensor pollicis brevis and longus

Your Path

  • Extensor Tendon of thumb (Dequervains)


  • Sub-acute
  • Pain at base of thumb's metarcarpal
  • Worse with thumb extension
  • Interferes with pinching/grasping
  • No warmth or redness

Physical Exam Findings

  • Pain on palpation over distal radius
  • Pain at radial styloid when patient closes fingers over thumb, then examiner passively deviates wrist towards ulna (Finklestein Test)