• Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sheath (called the synovium) that surrounds a tendon, typically leading to joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tenosynovitis most commonly results from the introduction of bacteria into a sheath through a puncture or laceration wound, though bacteria can also be spread from adjacent tissue or via hematogenous spread. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most infectious tenosynovitis cases should be managed with tendon sheath irrigation and drainage, with or without debridement of surrounding necrotic tissue, along with treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics. (wikipedia.org)
  • The four cardinal signs of infectious flexor tenosynovitis are tenderness to touch along the flexor aspect of the finger, symmetric enlargement of the affected finger, the finger being held in slight flexion at rest, and severe pain with passive extension. (wikipedia.org)
  • The foundation of the successful management of purulent flexor tenosynovitis is the surgical debridement followed by an intravenous antibiotic treatment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • X-rays are typically unremarkable but can help rule out a broken bone or a foreign body The mainstay of treatment for tenosynovitis includes symptom alleviation, antibiotic therapy, and surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other bacteria linked to infectious tenosynovitis include Pasteurella multocida (associated with animal bites), Eikenella spp. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hypothesis of this prospective randomized trial is that the intraoperative closed-catheter irrigation alone is as effective as the combination of intraoperative and postoperative intermittent closed-catheter irrigation in the treatment of purulent flexor tenosynovitis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The Treatment of Purulent Flexor Tenosynovitis - Is Postoperative Catheter Irrigation Necessary? (clinicaltrials.gov)