Foreign body induced synovitis of finger

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Thorn injury to index finger near MCP - 8 mths back. C/o swelling over middle phalanx .

Patient Data

Age: 10 yrs

Flexor tendon sheath shows mild effusion with synovial thickening over middle phalanx and distal interphalangeal joint region. No tendon thickening / tear is seen.

Two echogenic foci - foreign bodies are noted within tendon flexur tendon sheath. They are noted on plamer side of middle phalangeal head and neck. 2.5 mm sized foreign body - Superficial to flexure tendon.

 1.5 mm sized foreign body - Deep to to flexure tendon.

No joint effusion or cortical erosion is noted in index finger.

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Case information

rID: 16193
Published: 28th Dec 2011
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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