Aseptic tenosynovitis of the flexor sheath due to a retained wooden splinter.

Published online: Jun 27 1994

L De Smet, and G Fabry.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium.


A patient is described in whom a wooden splinter caused a fulminant tenosynovitis of the flexor tendon sheath. The diagnosis was confirmed by ultrasonography. Treatment consisted of extensive synovectomy.