Medical Practice

Conservative Treatment of de Quervain's Disease

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: (Published 16 December 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:659
  1. Jean M. M. McKenzie


    Thirty patients with de Quervain's disease were treated by injection of hydrocortisone acetate and lignocaine. A 93% incidence of complete relief of symptoms was obtained after 18 months. It is recommended that this is the treatment of choice before resorting to surgery.

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