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
Modality: X-ray

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

Modality: Ultrasound

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
Case created: 21st Jan 2012
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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