De Quervain’s tenosynovitis in a child


  • Senthil Kumar Palaniappan Masonic Medical Centre for Children, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kamalanathan Kulandaivelu Department of Orthopaedics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kannadhasan Ramadhas Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India



De Quervain tenosynovitis, Children, Mobile phone


De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is common in adults but extremely rare in children. Current investigation report a 9 year old girl who was diagnosed to have De Quervain’s tenosynovitis presented with pain over lateral end of right wrist with very minimal swelling lasted for 10 days. Clinical and ultrasonographic examinations contributed to the diagnosis. Overuse of mobile phone by this child resulting in repetitive movements and strain injuries of the thumb and wrist contributed to the development of tenosynovitis of the tendons of thumb which is reported in literature. Current case is reported to create awareness among pediatricians about this rare condition which may become common in the future.

Author Biography

Kannadhasan Ramadhas, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Associate Professor


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