Hand Infections

  • Alexander Trevatt
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


Hand infections are commonly seen in A&E and by the plastic and orthopaedic surgery juniors. They can range from mild, superficial infections to severe limb and life-threatening ones. Knowing how to spot the difference, and how to manage them is critical.


Flexor tenosynovitis Paronychia Felon Hand spaces Bites 


  1. 1.
    Kanavel AB. The symptoms, signs, and diagnosis of tenosynovitis and fascial-space abscesses. In: Infections of the hand. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger; 1912. p. 201–26.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Trevatt
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  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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