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Question: Ortho

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A 5 year old was bitten by the family cat superficially on his right index finger, 3 days ago. He presents now with redness, warmth, and pain over the volar aspect of his index finger.

Which of the following signs is raises concerns for flexor tenosynovitis?
IDOrthoWound Management

pemsou5_wp • January 23, 2018

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  1. Kelly January 23, 2018 - 9:54 am Reply

    B) Kanavel’s signs for flexor tenosynovitis include: tenderness over the flexor tendon, pain with passive extension of the digit, fusiform swelling of the digit, finger held in flexed position. Fever, lymphangitic streaking, redness, and warmth may occur in both flexor tenosynovitis as well as cellulitis or other skin and soft tissue infection. The supratrochlear node could be reactive to the infection, but is not a sign particular to flexor tenosynovitis. For more info:

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