Foreign body induced synovitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Wood splinter injury - Hand - 2 mths. O/E - 3rd MCP joint region swelling on dorsal aspect.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

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Ultrasound

Multiple linear echogenic foci are noted in 3rd MCP joint. Synovial thickening is present with hypervascularity. 2 mm focus is noted within synovium on palmer side. Echoes are noted in effusion.  ON traction, free movement of foreign bodies is noted.

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Case information

rID: 16151
Case created: 22nd Dec 2011
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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