Infectious Flexor Tenosynovitis

• Two incisions used to clear infections

• Recurrence can be avoided with early diagnosis when cellulitis is present. Rule out flexor tenosynovitis

• Collar button abscess should always be suspected if there is tissue reaction out of all proportion to the size of the superficial component of the abscess.

Collar Button Abscess
Figure 7—2. Classic pain on extension of a digit with fusiform swelling and tenderness in patients with flexor tenosynovitis.
Essentials of Human Physiology

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