Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis: : Historical Perspective, Diagnostic Challenges, and Clinical Decision Making

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Grand Rounds - Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis: Historical Perspective, Diagnostic Challenges, and Clinical Decision Making

Presented by:

Colin D. Kennedy, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Dept. of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Stephen A. Kennedy, MD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington School of Medicine

Paul S. Pottinger, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Director, UWMC Antimocrobial Stewardship Program
University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington School of Medicine

Things to know...

High morbidity, loss of digit with delayed or missed diagnosis.

Differentiation from other infections is essential for safe and cost effective emergency hand transfer systems, but can be made difficult by similar presentations of pain, redness, and functional limitation.