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De Quervain's Injection


Beware...

  • Superficial radial nerve branches.



  • Skin pigmentation.


Mark with thumb nail...
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  • Tip radial styloid.
  • Either side of first dorsal compartment tendons.

   

Clean with alcohol swab.

Support hypothenar eminence on patient's hand.

1ml Celestone + 1 ml Lignocaine plain with 2.5ml syringe and 27G needle.

Aim to inject ~ 5mm proximal to tip radial styloid - superficial to extensor retinaculum .


Apply bandaid and massage area to spread the fluid.
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Crepe bandage up around thumb.

For further information, refer to Hand Injections - General .

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