De Quervain's release is a simple enough operation but finding the separate tunnels can be tricky and can take longer than we would have liked. Without a tourniquet, that pressure is off. Using Walant we can relax, get the patient to move to check for subluxation of the tendons and make sure all slips of APL particularly are running smoothly before closure. It's a perfect case to get started, along with a carpal tunnel release, if not even easier.
Key issues using Walant: