Closed continuous irrigation as a treatment for infection in the hand.

@article{Nemoto1993ClosedCI,
  title={Closed continuous irrigation as a treatment for infection in the hand.},
  author={Koichi Nemoto and M Yanagida and Toshikazu Nemoto},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={783-9}
}
A method of closed irrigation has been devised to treat infections in the hand. After adequate débridement, two tubes are placed in the infected area, an inlet tube and an outlet tube. For a small infection, one tube serves both purposes. The wound is closed completely. Irrigation with saline and antibiotic solution is continued for 1 week, extended up to 3 weeks in cases of severe infection. This method has been applied in 31 cases including pyogenic tenosynovitis, tuberculous tenosynovitis… CONTINUE READING
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