Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis: Historical Perspective, Diagnostic Challenges, and Clinical Decision Making

Colin Kennedy, MD, Stephen Kennedy, MD, and Paul Pottinger, MD, DTM&H of University of Washington provide an historical perspective on Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis and discuss diagnostic challenges and the clinical decision making process. Differentiation from other infections is essential for safe and cost effective emergency hand transfer systems, but can be made difficult by similar presentations of pain, redness, and functional limitation. There is a high morbidity and potential loss of digit with delayed or missed diagnosis.

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Stephen Kennedy, MD.

Stephen Kennedy, MD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Dr. Kennedy is a hand, wrist and elbow surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, and UW Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy treats problems of the hand, wrist, elbow and clavicle. This includes traumatic injuries ...

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Colin Kennedy, MD.

Colin Kennedy, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident, Dept. of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA College: Washington State University Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University Area of Interest: Hand, Trauma, Joints  Activities: The Seattle Seahawks, any activity on the water, college football, ...

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Paul Pottinger, MD.

Paul Pottinger, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Dr. Pottinger is an Associate Professor in the ID Division's Clinician-Educator Pathway. He is Associate Director of the ID Training Program, where his efforts focus on optimizing the fellows’ training experience. He also directs the Antimicrobial ...

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