Which specialists should be consulted for the treatment of felon?

Updated: Mar 11, 2021
  • Author: Brandon Stein, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
  • Print
Answer

An orthopedist or hand surgeon should be consulted for more complex cases, especially when there is concern for osteomyelitis or flexor tenosynovitis, or immunocompromised patients.

Because of the potential for complications, prompt follow-up should be arranged in all cases. Surgical consultation should be obtained if there is no improvement within 12-24 hours of conventional therapy. If patients are unable to follow-up they should be advised to return for a wound check within 24-48 hours.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!