What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of felon?

Updated: Mar 11, 2021
  • Author: Brandon Stein, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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Radiographs should be obtained if there is a history of penetration with a radiopaque foreign body, if the history is unclear or if there is concern for underlying bone involvement.

Radiographic evaluation should be performed in severe cases and in immunocompromised patients if there is concern for osteomyelitis, joint involvement or any other concerning symptoms.


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