Which specialist consultations are beneficial in the treatment of tenosynovitis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Mark R Foster, MD, PhD, FACS; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Consultations and referrals may include the following:

  • Primary care or hand specialty outpatient referral for follow-up care of de Quervain tenosynovitis and volar flexor tenosynovitis
  • Emergency medical or hand specialty consultation for suspected gonococcal tenosynovitis for hospital admission and IV antibiotics
  • Emergency hand specialty consultation for nongonococcal infectious tenosynovitis for hospital admission, IV antibiotics, and possible surgical drainage

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