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Incidence of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis in Computer Operators

Background: De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an inflammatory disease in which the pain is felt over the radial border of the wrist especially in the thumb with the ulnar deviation of the wrist. The objective of the study was to find out the incidence of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis in regular computer operators. Materials and Methods: Each participating person among the 147 regular computer operators was examined for the Finkelstein’s Test in order to diagnose the De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. Along with this a wrist pain questionnaire was asked to be filled in order to check the prevalence of wrist pain in regular computer operators. Results: Among 147 regular computer operators there were 74 (50.3%) males and 73 (49.7%) females with a mean age of 22.44 ± 1.81 years. Among 147 participating regular computer operators 99 (67.3%) showed the Finkelstein’s test positive whereas 48 (32.7%) showed the pain in Finkelstein’s test as being negative. Conclusion: It is concluded that the incidence of De Quervains Tenosynovitis among the regular computer operators on the basis of Finkelstien Test was quite high.


Layba Awais, Syed Ali Behram Subazwari, Shehryar Azam and Israa Anwar

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