What is Tenosynovium?

Listen to pronunciation. (TEH-noh-sih-NOH-vee-ul JY-unt sel TOO-mer) A type of rare tumor that forms in the synovium (tissue that lines the joints), the tendon sheath (tissue that covers the tendons), or the bursa (a fluid-filled sac between bones, tendons, and muscles).

What is the best treatment for tenosynovitis?

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis treatment

  • Applying heat or ice to the affected area.
  • Taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
  • Avoiding activities that cause pain and swelling.
  • Wearing a splint 24 hours a day for 4 to 6 weeks to rest your thumb and wrist.

What is tenosynovitis and how is it caused?

Another problem called tenosynovitis is linked to tendonitis. This is the inflammation of the lining of the tendon sheath around a tendon. Common types of tendon problems include rotator cuff tendonitis and trigger finger or trigger thumb. Tendonitis can be caused by strain, overuse, injury, and too much exercise.

How long does tenosynovitis take to heal?

With treatment, most patients fully recover from tenosynovitis within 4 to 6 weeks. If tenosynovitis goes untreated, patients risk having the affected joint becoming stiff and having the tendon become permanently restricted. Avoiding repetitive movements can help to prevent tenosynovitis.

How is TGCT diagnosed?

To diagnose TGCT, your doctor will likely perform a thorough physical exam and order imaging scans, such as a computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to look at the affected joint and the surrounding area, says Scharschmidt.

What infections cause tenosynovitis?

What causes infectious tenosynovitis of the finger, hand, or wrist? The most common cause is an injury that lets germs inside the tendon sheath. These injuries include animal bites, human bites, and puncture wounds. Abuse of IV drugs can also be a cause.

Is tenosynovitis acute or chronic?

Causes and Risk Factors Arthritis and inflammatory diseases that wear down your joints may cause problems in surrounding tendons and tissues. This can sometimes lead to the long-term, or chronic, form of tenosynovitis.

What is the surgery for tenosynovitis?

De Quervain’s surgery is also commonly called “De Quervain’s release.” During this outpatient procedure, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to numb both your hand and your wrist. The procedure will release the tendon sheath wrapped around the base of your thumb to relieve both painful pressure and friction.