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JRCRS. 2015; 3(2): 95-98

Prevalence of De-Quervain’s Tenosynovitis among Medical Students of Allama Iqbal Medical College

Faiza Taufiq1, Tahira Batool, Salman Bashir.

Background: De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is an inflammatory disease due to the chronic overuse of tendons of first dorsal compartment of wrist. Modifications in normal kinematics and anatomical determinants of a tendon in students are common which may be the cause of this disease and little is known about the prevalence of this disease in medical students.
Objective: The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis among medical students.
Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among undergraduate students studying in Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore. 137 students were included by non-probability convenience sampling technique.
Results: 44(32%) students Out of 137 students who filled the questionnaire were experiencing pain in the wrist while 93 (68%) were pain free. It was noted that the disease is more common in female students.
Conclusions: In analysis of medical student’s population, the epidemiology of stenosing tenosynovitis of the first extensor compartment had been described. Female gender, work related factors, repeated and sustained bending of wrist in extreme posture were risk factors of developing the disease.

Key words: Stenosing Tenosynovitis, De Quervain’s, Extensor Compartment

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