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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619351/cases-of-early-infectious-flexor-tenosynovitis-treated-non-surgically-with-antibiotics-immobilization-and-elevation
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Ashley M DiPasquale, Emily M Krauss, Andrew Simpson, Daniel E Mckee, Donald H Lalonde
Background: Early infectious flexor tenosynovitis has been treated with urgent surgery by most surgeons since Bunnell wrote the first textbook of hand surgery in 1945. Some surgeons have good experience with non-surgical management of early presenting disease in some cases. Methods: This retrospective chart review included 12 inpatients with early infectious flexor synovitis who received conservative treatment with antibiotics, immobilization, and elevation without surgical drainage...
November 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618136/the-role-of-ultrasound-defined-tenosynovitis-and-synovitis-in-the-prediction-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-development
#2
Ilfita Sahbudin, Luke Pickup, Peter Nightingale, Gina Allen, Zaeem Cader, Ruchir Singh, Paola de Pablo, Christopher D Buckley, Karim Raza, Andrew Filer
Objectives: Tenosynovitis (TS) is common in early arthritis. However, the value of US-defined TS in predicting RA development is unclear. We assessed the predictive utility of US-defined TS alongside US-defined synovitis and clinical and serological variables in a prospective cohort of early arthritis patients. Methods: One hundred and seven patients with clinically apparent synovitis of one or more joint and symptom duration ⩽3 months underwent baseline clinical, laboratory and US assessment of 19 bilateral joint sites and 16 bilateral tendon compartments...
April 3, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600215/tuberculous-tenosynovitis-of-the-wrist-and-the-hand-the-3-anatomo-clinical-forms-described-by-kanavel-about-4-cases
#3
Coulibaly Ndeye Fatou, B A Amadou, Gueye Alioune Badara, Dembele Badara, Daffe Mohamedi, Dieme Charles Bertini
Introduction: Tuberculous tenosynovitis localization is rare. This unusual presentation, often misunderstood, results in frequent misdiagnosis. We report 4 cases of patients which represent the 3 anatomo-clinical forms described by Kanavel. The knowledge of its different manifestations will make it possible to recognize and to suspect the tuberculous origin. Case Report: This was a retrospective study from January 2006 to May 2017 which involved all patients received and treated with tuberculous tenosynovitis...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553909/modified-abaxial-approach-for-resection-of-the-distal-sesamoid-bone-and-distal-interphalangeal-joint-while-preserving-the-digital-flexor-tendons-of-three-angus-bulls-with-septic-arthritis
#4
Sarel R van Amstel, David E Anderson, Ricardo Videla
CASE DESCRIPTION 3 Angus bulls, aged 2 to 3 years, with severe lameness of 2 to 4 weeks' duration and swelling proximal to the coronary band of the affected limb were evaluated after failing to respond to antimicrobial treatment. CLINICAL FINDINGS Septic arthritis of a distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) was diagnosed in all 3 bulls on the basis of results of a physical examination, radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluations of the affected foot, and cytologic evaluation of synovial fluid from the affected DIPJ...
April 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533756/comprehensive-evaluation-of-finger-flexor-tendon-entheseal-soft-tissue-and-bone-changes-by-ultrasound-can-differentiate-psoriatic-arthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
Ilaria Tinazzi, Dennis McGonagle, Alen Zabotti, Donatella Chessa, Antonio Marchetta, Pierluigi Macchioni
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a detailed sonographic evaluation of the hand flexor tendon compartment could help differentiate between psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with PsA, 47 with RA and 10 healthy controls (HC) had flexor tendon (FT) compartment imaging of the dominant hand 2nd to 4th tendons using grey scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) ultrasound (US) with evaluation for tenosynovitis, peri-tendinous lesions, soft tissue oedema and bony changes at FT insertions...
February 28, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511028/-deep-koebner-phenomenon-of-the-flexor-tendon-associated-accessory-pulleys-as-a-novel-factor-in-tenosynovitis-and-dactylitis-in-psoriatic-arthritis
#6
Ilaria Tinazzi, Dennis McGonagle, Sibel Zehra Aydin, Donatella Chessa, Antonio Marchetta, Pierluigi Macchioni
OBJECTIVES: Skin and joint involvement in psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are thought to relate to the so-called Koebner response. Given that dactylitis is non-randomly distributed in the digits, this study tested the hypothesis that the accessory pulleys linked to the flexor tendons were thickened in PsA and thus exhibited koebnerisation. METHODS: Ninety-six subjects (27 PsA, 27 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 23 PsO and 19 healthy controls (HCs)) were enrolled...
March 6, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478412/nivolumab-induced-remitting-seronegative-symmetrical-synovitis-with-pitting-edema-in-a-patient-with-melanoma-a-case-report
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Linh Ngo, Eric Miller, Peter Valen, Elie Gertner
BACKGROUND: Novel immune checkpoint inhibitors have been often utilized for different types of malignancies as salvage therapy with varying success. One obstacle to immune checkpoint inhibitor use is the higher incidence of immune-mediated side effects that can prompt discontinuation of therapy. Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema has been described with immune checkpoint inhibitors only once previously. We report a case of a patient who developed remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema related to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy and stress that these symptoms can be managed without cessation of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455629/functional-outcome-of-open-surgical-a1-pulley-release-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients
#8
A Ashour, A Alfattni, A Hamdi
PURPOSE: Trigger finger, also referred to as stenotic flexor tenosynovitis, is a common condition affecting the digits, with a lifetime incidence of 2.6% among the healthy population and up to 16.5% in diabetic patients. Diabetes mellitus is associated with multiple musculoskeletal conditions including trigger finger. In this study, we aimed to compare the functional outcome of trigger finger release in diabetic and nondiabetic patients to evaluate whether the management of trigger finger in diabetic patients should be the same as that in nondiabetic patients, or whether diabetic patients would benefit from a more tailored management plan to optimize results...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409419/endoscopic-trigger-finger-release-surgical-technique
#9
Scott F M Duncan, Ryosuke Kakinoki, Ross Dunbar
Numerous surgical approaches have been described for treating patients suffering with stenosing tenosynovitis. The usual surgical descriptions differ mainly by the type of skin incision utilized. The goal of surgery is to completely release the A1 pulley, thereby allowing unimpeded motion of the flexor tendons. We describe a minimally invasive endoscopic technique to address this condition in the fingers.
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409407/complications-of-intramedullary-fixation-for-distal-radius-fractures-in-elderly-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-using-mckay-s-complication-checklist
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Takuma Wakasugi, Ritsuro Shirasaka, Toshiyuki Kawauchi, Koji Fujita, Atsushi Okawa
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures is reported to be free of hardware irritation and less invasive than other fixation methods. Some specific complications associated with intramedullary fixation, such as radial nerve sensory neuritis, have been reported, but no study has focused on the complication rates of intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures in the elderly population. Furthermore, no studies have analyzed common complications, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and flexor tenosynovitis including trigger finger, among patients with distal radius fractures treated by intramedullary fixation based on a comprehensive complication checklist...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396150/usefulness-of-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-a-prospective-single-center-study-of-57-cases
#11
E Jardin, M Delord, S Aubry, F Loisel, L Obert
Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) is a functional emergency in hand surgery; however, its diagnosis can be difficult to make. It should always be considered when a patient presents with an inflamed finger. The goal of this study was to investigate the usefulness of ultrasound in the diagnosis of early PFT. Seventy-three patients with suspected pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis were candidates for the study. Since the diagnosis of PFT was obvious in 16 patients, they were excluded from the study and immediately underwent surgery...
January 26, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377050/high-pressure-water-injection-injuries-of-the-hand-may-not-be-trivial
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Bryan Bean, Shane Cook, Bryan J Loeffler, R Glenn Gaston
High-pressure water injection injuries of the hand are uncommon, and there is limited literature to guide their treatment. The ideal management of these injuries, whether nonoperative with close observation or early surgical debridement, remains unknown. The authors retrospectively identified a cohort of patients with high-pressure water injection injuries to the hand during a 16-year period. Data collected included demographics, location of injection, hand dominance, type of treatment, need for additional surgery, and complications...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352602/a-rare-cause-of-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-nocardia-nova
#13
Andrew Wilhelm, Nicholas Romeo, Richard Trevino
Infection complicates approximately 5% of open trigger digit releases. Both superficial and deep infections may occur. We present a unique case of a cactus farmer who underwent an uneventful thumb trigger finger release and subsequently developed pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis and acute carpal tunnel syndrome resulting from Nocardia nova infection.
January 15, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320846/plantar-pain-is-not-always-fasciitis
#14
N Romano, A Fischetti, V Prono, S Migone, F Barbieri, C Pizzorni, G Garlaschi, M A Cimmino
The case is described of a patient with chronic plantar pain, diagnosed as fasciitis, which was not improved by conventional treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis, which improved after local glucocorticoid injection.
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302137/rethinking-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-biofilm-formation-treated-in-a-cadaveric-model
#15
Constantinos Ketonis, Noreen J Hickock, Asif M Ilyas
Introduction  Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) of the hand remains a challenging problem that often requires surgical irrigation and parenteral or oral antibiotics. The authors hypothesize that the pathophysiology and microenvironment of PFT can be likened to that of periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs), in which bacteria thrive in a closed synovial space with limited blood supply. As such, they postulate that PFT is also facilitated by bacterial attachment and biofilm formation rendering standard treatments less effective...
December 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285554/hallux-saltans-due-to-stenosing-tenosynovitis-of-flexor-hallucis-longus-dynamic-sonography-and-arthroscopic-findings
#16
Edgar Leonardo Martinez-Salazar, Joao R T Vicentini, Anne H Johnson, Martin Torriani
Triggering of the toes is rare, with isolated cases reported in the literature involving predominantly the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon, a condition known as "hallux saltans" (HS). We report the dynamic sonographic findings of a 42-year-old female with a 2-month history of ankle pain and triggering of right hallux, consistent with HS. Sonography demonstrated tenosynovitis and focal thickening of FHL at the level of hindfoot, with a fibrous band adjacent to the tendon. Dynamic ultrasound showed triggering and snapping of FHL tendon during hallux flexion and extension, respectively...
December 28, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275385/oyster-related-tenosynovitis-a-rare-case-of-mycobacterium-szulgai-in-the-immunocompromised
#17
Michael Howard Baca-Atlas, Amir Homayoun Barzin
A 66-year-old man with a history of renal transplant on chronic immunosuppression presented to his primary care physician with a swollen right index finger. On examination, mild swelling was present. Conservative management failed and initial plain films were negative. Corticosteroid injection was performed by orthopaedics, but symptoms recurred several months later and an MRI showed flexor digitorum tenosynovitis and abscesses of the superficialis and profundus tendons. A flexor tenolysis was performed with cultures positive for Mycobacterium szulgai , a rare, non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166759/magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessed-synovial-and-bone-changes-in-hand-and-wrist-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#18
Kyung-Ann Lee, Sang-Ho Min, Tae-Hyung Kim, Sang-Heon Lee, Hae-Rim Kim
Background/Aims: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive and useful method for the detection of synovitis and joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. However, the patterns of MRI-detected bone erosion, bone marrow edema (BME), synovitis, and tenosynovitis have received insufficient attention. Therefore, this study evaluated the patterns of bone erosion, BME, synovitis, and tenosynovitis, and calculated the RA-MRI score (RAMRIS) of patients with RA at the carpal and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints using MRI...
November 24, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117820/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-trigger-wrist-caused-by-localized-amyloidosis-a-case-report
#19
Takuma Wakasugi, Ritsuro Shirasaka, Toshiyuki Kawauchi, Koji Fujita, Atsushi Okawa
We report a case of carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger wrist caused by localized amyloidosis. A 37-year-old man, who worked as a manufacturer, presented with a 5-month history of tingling sensation in the three radial fingers of the left hand and a painful click at the volar aspect of the wrist during digital motion. We divided the transverse carpal ligament and detected diffuse tenosynovitis that was especially severe around the flexor digitorum profundus tendons. Histological findings led to a diagnosis of amyloidosis...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110050/frequency-of-inflammatory-like-mr-imaging-findings-in-asymptomatic-fingers-of-healthy-volunteers
#20
Christoph A Agten, Andrea B Rosskopf, Maciej Jonczy, Florian Brunner, Christian W A Pfirrmann, Florian M Buck
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of inflammatory-like findings on MR imaging in asymptomatic volunteers and compare them with patients with known rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR images of fingers in 42 asymptomatic volunteers and 33 patients with rheumatoid/psoriatic arthritis were analyzed. The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) Rheumatoid/Psoriatic Arthritis MRI Scoring System (RAMRIS/PsAMRIS) and tenosynovitis scoring system were used to assess: bone marrow edema (BME), erosions, tendon sheath fluid/tenosynovitis, joint effusion, and soft-tissue edema...
February 2018: Skeletal Radiology
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