Closed Continuous Irrigation With Lidocaine and Immediate Mobilization for Treatment of Pyogenic Tenosynovitis.

@article{Knackstedt2017ClosedCI,
  title={Closed Continuous Irrigation With Lidocaine and Immediate Mobilization for Treatment of Pyogenic Tenosynovitis.},
  author={Rebecca Knackstedt and Joyce Tyler and Steven Bernard},
  journal={Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          114-115
        }
}
Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis treatment consists of either closed continuous irrigation with sterile saline or antibiotic solution, or open debridement and irrigation. These treatment approaches serve to resolve the infection, but are extremely painful and residual stiffness can be devastating to the patient. We describe herein our approach to managing pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis. To provide continuous irrigation, a butterfly catheter with needle removed is utilized with irrigation holes cut… CONTINUE READING
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