Identify this Sign.
Ans.B. Kanavel’s sign
The patient in question is suffering from Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis.
– Kanavel’s sign that help diagnose the condition:
– It is an infection of the flexor tendon sheath of the finger.
– Understanding the common presentations of pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis allows for timely diagnosis of the condition to allow prompt treatment to take place.
– the classic description of exquisite tenderness along the flexor tendon sheath
– The digit held in slight flexion at rest.
– Fusiform swelling of the digit (often described as a “sausage digit”).
– And pain with passive extension of the digit should raise concern for the presence of pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis.