The anatomy of the fibrous and osseous components of the first extensor compartment of the wrist: a cadaveric study

Gurses I. A., Coskun O., Gayretli Ö., Kale A., Ozturk A.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.37, no.7, pp.773-777, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-015-1439-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.773-777
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


De Quervain disease is the stenosing tenosynovitis of the first extensor compartment of the wrist. It is diagnosed with a history of pain at the radial aspect of the wrist and a positive Finkelstein test. Although anatomic variations, such as a septum within the compartment, are considered as risk factors, bony anatomy of distal radius and its correlation with the septa are studied scarcely in the literature.