De Quervain's Injection

Beware…

  • Superficial radial nerve branches.

Superficial radial nerve branches.

  • Skin pigmentation.

Skin pigmentation.

Mark with thumb nail…

  • Tip radial styloid.
  • Either side of first dorsal compartment tendons.

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Clean with alcohol swab.

Support hypothenar eminence on patient’s hand.

1ml Celestone + 1 ml Lignocaine plain with 2.5ml syringe and 27G needle.

Aim to inject ~ 5mm proximal to tip radial styloid – superficial to extensor retinaculum .

Apply bandaid and massage area to spread the fluid.

Crepe bandage up around thumb.

For further information, refer to Hand Injections – General

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