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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for DeQuervains tenosynovitis in Palm Beach. The condition arises from inflammation of the lining that covers the wrist tendons. These tendons help move the thumb out of the palm. It is very common on woman during and shortly after pregnancy. It is also common in patients with poorly controlled diabetes.

DeQuervains Tenosynovitis Symptoms and Diagnosis

DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis: Inflamed and Swollen Tendon Sheaths, Tight Tunnel


The tendons affected by DeQuervains head towards the thumb through a tunnel that passes by a structure called the “extensor retinaculum”. This tunnel is very tight, and any inflammation in the tendon limits the ability of the tendon to glide smoothly. Patients with DeQuervains have increased inflammation in the tendon lining which leads to increased friction in the tunnel. These changes translate into symptoms of locking, catching, pain, and limited motion of the thumb.



Dr. Rueda performs DeQuervains using a traditional open surgery. The procedure removes inflammation from the tendon lining and opens up the tight tunnel or “pulley”, leading to increased room for the thumb tendons.

Recovery and Downtime

Why Choose Precision hand Center for your DeQuervains Tenosynovitis Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Hand Fellowship trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for DeQuervains. Successful results in this procedure requires a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in hand surgery and hand anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles in peer reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the best DeQuervains treatment Palm Beach can offer.

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