TO ANALYZE THE FREQUENCY OF DE QUERVAINS TENOSYNOVITIS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH SMARTPHONE ADDICTION AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
Dr. Jyothi Seshan*, Dr. Senthil Selvam, Dr. Sundaram and Vinitha B.
Background: Prolonged and frequent use of mobile phone and sms texting leads to pain in thumb and hand. primary prevention strategies have largely been confined to reduce the mobile phone usage as it will prevent the repetitive micro trauma.Recently many studies were in Dequervain’stenosynovitis due to increased usage of smart phone and texting and its results in many pathology in hand and its structure. Aim and Objectives: The aim of the study is to analyze the frequency of de quervain’s tenosynovitis and its association with smartphone addiction among college students. Methods: Hundred college students were in included in this study who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The subjects were taken to observe the frequency of de quervain’s tenosynovitis and its association with smartphone addiction. The outcome measure finkelstein test. Results: The result shows that the mean value for smartphone addiction scale (SAS)in positive- 129.92. Conclusion: The study observed that 75% affected with de quervain’s tenosynovitis showed positive result and 25% negative result for finkelstein test.
Keywords: De quervain’s tenosynovitis and finkelstein test.
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