Journal article

Echinoidea tenosynovitis.

CJ Coombs, KL Mutimer

ANZ Journal of Surgery | Published : 1993


Suppurative tenosynovitis involving the digital fibrous flexor sheaths in the hand can be a devastating problem. A case is reported of tenosynovitis resulting from Echinoidea sp. (sea urchin) spines. The need for awareness of flexor sheath penetration is stressed. Early aggressive operative intervention by a hand surgeon will minimize the subsequent morbidity.