What is the incidence of infectious flexor tenosynovitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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No data exist regarding the incidence of infectious FT. With penetrating injuries, the possibility of concomitant infection is very high when there is inoculation of the tendon sheath. Infectious FT via hematogenous spread is limited to isolated case reports.


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