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==Background==
 
==Background==
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[[File:Wrist and hand deeper palmar dissection.svg|thumb|Wrist and hand deeper palmar dissection]]
 
*Volar surface contains potential deep spaces that may become infected
 
*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
 
*Dorsal aspect contains the veins and lymphatics; will always swell whenever there is an inflammatory process
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==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
 
*Tenderness, induration, or fluctuance over volar aspect of hand
 
*Tenderness, induration, or fluctuance over volar aspect of hand
*Pain w/ range of motion of digits  
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*Pain with range of motion of digits  
  
==DDX==
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==Differential Diagnosis==
 
{{Template:Hand Infection DDX}}
 
{{Template:Hand Infection DDX}}
  
==Treatment==
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==Management==
*Parenteral antibiotics
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*Parenteral [[antibiotics]]
 
*Hand surgeon consult
 
*Hand surgeon consult
  
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*[[Hand Infection]]
 
*[[Hand Infection]]
  
==Source==
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==References==
Tintinalli
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<references/>
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[[Category:ID]]
 
[[Category:ID]]
[[Category:Ortho]]
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[[Category:Orthopedics]]

Latest revision as of 20:24, 29 April 2020

Background

Wrist and hand deeper palmar dissection
  • 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