Foreign body induced synovitis of PIP joint

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Thorn injury to index finger - 6 wks back. C/o local swelling, movement restriction.

Patient Data

Age: about 35 - 40 yrs

There is soft tissue swelling involving index finger. However, there are no bony changes.

There is effusion involving proximal interphalangeal joint of index finger along with synovial thickening and hypervascularity. There is a linear echogenic structure within joint which is foreign body - a thorn.

There is no tenosynovitis / tendon tear.

Case Discussion

Findings of foreign body ( thorn ) induced synovitis of interphalangeal joint.

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Case information

rID: 16481
Published: 21st Jan 2012
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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