Which history is characteristic of nongonococcal infectious tenosynovitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2017
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Features of this form of tenosynovitis include the following:

  • Dry, cracked skin or a puncture wound, laceration, bite, or high-pressure injection injury (eg, paint, grease gun) may be present
  • Frequently, no obvious portal of injury is present
  • Pain and swelling occur along the affected tendon; flexor hand tendons are most commonly involved

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