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Osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection after MC-fracture and dorsal plate

Patient Positioning

Patient seated in front of the examiner, hand palm down resting on the examination table.

Probe Positioning

Place the transducer on a sagittal plane over the dorsal aspect of the wrist. Move the probe radially or ulnarly over the extensor tendon compartment of interest.

patient with dorsal plate after fracture of the 2nd metacarpal bone - persistent pain, swelling, redness. Ultrasound shows effusion, doppler signal and hyperechoic spots - intraoperative an osteomyelitis is detected.