Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis leading to an amputation.

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Flexor tenosynovitis is an aggressive closed-space infection of the digital flexor tendon sheaths of the hand. We present a case of pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis in an immunocompromised patient and discuss the importance of early diagnosis and referral to a specialist hand surgery unit. A 61-year-old man visited his general practitioner because of swelling… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2012-006778

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