Hand deep space infection

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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

Treatment

  • Parenteral antibiotics
  • Hand surgeon consult

See Also

Source

Tintinalli