American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
ABOS Web Based Longitudinal Assessment Program
2023 Knowledge Sources
Please publish your next paper open access in Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online (JHS GO).
Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis: Evaluation and Treatment StrategiesPyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT)is a potentially devastating closed-space infection of the flexor tendon sheath of the hand that can result in considerable morbidity. Management of PFT, regardless of the pathogen, includes prompt administration of empirical intravenous antibiotics and often surgical treatment. However, currently, there is no standardized treatment algorithm for PFT in regards to the need for, timing, or type of surgical treatment. Many utilize a combination of surgical decompression and sheath irrigation.