Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis of the Hand

@inproceedings{Chapman2017PyogenicFT,
  title={Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis of the Hand},
  author={Talia Chapman and Asif M Ilyas},
  year={2017}
}
P yogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) is a common closed space infection of the flexor tendon sheaths of the hand and remains one of the most challenging problems encountered in orthopedic and hand surgery (Figure 1). PFT also is known as septic flexor tenosynovitis and suppurative flexor tenosynovitis. Kanavel1 initially described 4 cardinal signs that characterize infection of the flexor tendon sheath: symmetric fusiform swelling of the entire digit, exquisite tenderness to palpation along the… CONTINUE READING

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