Document Type : Review Article


1 Orthopaedics Surgen, Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine, Shohada Medical Research & Training Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Infertility & IVF, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Alborz, Iran


Introduction: This review aimed to describe pregnancy-related hand and wrist issues and provide an overview of the pathology, clinic presentations, clinical examinations, and treatment options for these conditions; however, it does not discuss autoimmune-related musculoskeletal disorders during pregnancy. Material and Methods: Using the terms " Hand," " Wrist," " Hand and Wrist," " Hand and Wrist problem " "pregnancy-related Hand pain," "pregnancy-related Wrist pain," and "pregnancy-related Hand and Wrist pain," we searched the literature in Pubmed, Cochrane Library, Ovid, and Google for articles in English, Portuguese, and Spanish published in the previous 20 years or older, as appropriate. Results: The quality of life for pregnant women who have hand and wrist issues may be reduced. These ailments are temporary, benign, and self-limiting, and it is anticipated that they will go away after giving birth. Conclusion: During the third trimester of pregnancy, when hormonal changes, fluid retention, and weight gain are at their peak, hand and wrist problems are most common. Although NA, pyogenic granuloma in the hand, ligamentous laxity of the joints, arthralgia, and exacerbation of arthritis in the hand and wrist have all been reported, the most common disorders are pregnancy-related CTS and De Quervain disease. For problems with the hands and wrists caused by pregnancy, non-surgical treatments are frequently successful.


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