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==Clinical Features==
 
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*Tenderness, induration, or fluctuance over volar aspect of hand
 
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==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
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*Parenteral [[antibiotics]]
 
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*Hand surgeon consult
 
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Latest revision as of 16:56, 11 July 2016

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 with range of motion of digits

Differential Diagnosis

Hand and finger infections

Management

See Also

References