Flexor sheath irrigation for flexor tenosynovitis

Jimmy H. Chim, Emily Ann Borsting, Harvey Chim

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This chapter describes in detail the surgical steps for performing an incision, drainage and irrigation for suppurative flexor tenosynovitis. The operative note has been generalized so that it can be applied to various digits of the hand with appropriate modifications. The approach should allow for incision and drainage of the affected digit as well as placement of an apparatus amenable for postoperative irrigation of the tendon sheath. Indications, surgical steps, postoperative care, an operative dictation template, and suggested readings/references are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Debridement
  • Finger
  • Flexor
  • Hand
  • Incision
  • Irrigation
  • Sheath
  • Suppurative
  • Tendon
  • Tenosynovitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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