Signs and Evidence

Making clinical sense of scientific data


Beware of the limitations of this tool

De Quervain tenosynovitis

Calculated pretest probability: 3.7 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: All adults 

Clinical signs

1WHAT test
2Eichhoff's test

To further investigations

Sources used:

1.Goubau JF et al. The wrist hyperflexion and abduction of the thumb (WHAT) test: a more specific and sensitive test to diagnose de Quervain tenosynovitis than the Eichhoff’s Test. The Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) 2014, Vol. 39E(3) 286 –292
2.Lee KH et al. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the first extensor compartment of the wrist in de Quervain’s disease. Journal of Orthopaedic Science Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 49-54
3.Adachi S et al. Prevalence of de Quervain's Disease in the General Population and Risk Factors. The Kitakanto Medical Journal. 2011. 61. 479-482.