Emergency Medicine / Hand Surgery
Dr. Elyse Watkins
Purpose: To establish a new treatment protocol for early presentation of Infectious Flexor Tenosynovitis (FTS) in lieu of immediate surgical intervention, the Gold Standard of treatment.
Method: A systematic search of articles in PubMed, EmBase, Cochrane library, and Knight-Capron Library databases was performed.
Result: Two retrospective reviews with a total of sixty-six patients. Early presentation within two-four days were successfully treated with IV antibiotics and conservative treatment. All patients had complete recovery without surgery.
Conclusion: Studies found that early stages of FTS can be successfully treated with IV antibiotics without surgery.
Ouano RC. Infectious Flexor Tenosynovitis: New Treatment Paradigm. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2020; 2(4).
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