Difference between revisions of "Hand deep space infection"

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Revision as of 05:31, 21 March 2014

Background

  • Volar surface contains potential deep spaces that may become infected
  • Dorsal aspect contains the veins and lymphatics; will always swell whenever there is an inflammatory process

Clinical Features

  • Tenderness, induration, or fluctuance over volar aspect of hand
  • Pain w/ range of motion of digits

DDX

Hand and finger infections

Treatment

See Also

Source

Tintinalli