Bedside Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Complex Hand Infections

A Case Series

Brett A. Marvel, MD; Gavin R. Budhram, MD


J Emerg Med. 2015;48(1):63-68. 

In This Article

Why Should an Emergency Physician Be Aware of This?

Future studies can be performed to compare time to appropriate disposition of hand infections using traditional assessment vs. ultrasound-augmented assessment. Until such a time, bedside ultrasound of the hand seems to be an extremely useful adjunct to the physical examination in distinguishing between cellulitis, deep space abscesses, and flexor tenosynovitis.