Compartment reconstruction for De Quervain's disease.

  title={Compartment reconstruction for De Quervain's disease.},
  author={J William Littler and Douglas M Freedman and Matthew M Malerich},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={27 3},
A new surgical treatment for De Quervain's disease is presented, in which the anatomy and function of the first dorsal compartment is preserved. Our findings in 11 wrists in ten patients revealed complete relief of the pre-operative symptoms in all instances. The advantages of this technique are its ease, its restoration of normal anatomy, and the prevention of tendon prolapse.