Continuous postoperative catheter irrigation is not necessary for the treatment of suppurative flexor tenosynovitis

S Lille, T Hayakawa, M W Neumeister, R E Brown, E G Zook, K Murray
Journal of Hand Surgery: Journal of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2000, 25 (3): 304-7
The records of 75 patients admitted with pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis at two academic centers were reviewed. The functional outcomes of patients who received intraoperative irrigation only (n = 20) and those that had both intraoperative irrigation and continuous postoperative irrigation (n = 55) were compared. There were no statistically significant differences between the outcomes in the two groups.

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