What is the prognosis of pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2017
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Pang et al conducted a review of 75 patients with pyogenic FT and found that the following risk factors were associated with poorer outcomes [20] :

  • Age over 45 years
  • Presence of diabetes mellitus, renal failure, or peripheral vascular disease
  • Ischemic changes at the time of presentation
  • Subcutaneous purulence
  • Polymicrobial infection at the time of surgery

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