Flexor Tenosynovitis Due to Tuberculosis in Hand and Wrist: Is Tenosynovectomy Imperative?

@article{Kabaka2016FlexorTD,
  title={Flexor Tenosynovitis Due to Tuberculosis in Hand and Wrist: Is Tenosynovectomy Imperative?},
  author={Fatih Kabakaş and M Uğurlar and Derya Bayirli Turan and Nebil Yeşiloğlu and Berkan Mersa and İsmail B{\"u}lent {\"O}zçelik},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={169-72}
}
The treatment of flexor tenosynovitis in the hand and wrist due to tuberculosis is controversial. Although some authors recommend the antituberculous chemotherapy, the others recommend the surgical treatment. In this article, 12 patients with synovial tuberculosis of the flexor aspect of the hand and the wrist were evaluated with respect to diagnosis and treatment modalities. None of the patients had a history of tuberculosis, concomitant disease, immunosuppressive drug use, drug abuse, and… CONTINUE READING
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