Closed continuous irrigation in the treatment of hand infections.

@article{Harris1999ClosedCI,
  title={Closed continuous irrigation in the treatment of hand infections.},
  author={Pietro Artale Harris and Jagdeep Nanchahal},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          328-33
        }
}
We report our experience with a closed continuous irrigation system in 12 patients with hand infections: six cases of flexor tenosynovitis, three cases of septic arthritis and three palmar abscesses. Four of these patients had undergone previous surgical debridement and peroperative washout without elimination of the infection. The continuous irrigation system consists of two fenestrated tubes placed within the infected space, with the tip of the smaller calibre inlet tube positioned just… CONTINUE READING
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