Foreign body - finger

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

H/o thorn injury to 3rd digit dorsal aspect - in region of proximal interphalangeal joint -- 15 day back. C/o swelling involving PIP joint region.

Patient Data

Age: about 35 yrs
Ultrasound

There is soft tissue odema in superficial to extensor tendon slip over proximal interphalangeal joint.

There is an echogenic focus ( 1 mm ) within this odematous tissue - a Foreign body.  It lies about 4 - 5 mm proximal to proximal interphalangeal joint line.

There is mild effusion in palmer recess of proximal interphalangeal joint.

Extensor and flexure tendons are normal. There is no erosion of cortex.        

Case Discussion

Findings of a soft tissue foreign body ( thorn particle ) involving subcutaneous plane of finger with associated interphalangeal joint effusion.

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Case information

rID: 45654
Case created: 2nd Jun 2016
Last edited: 3rd Jun 2016
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