Septic Tenosynovitis and Osteomyelitis of the Left Index Finger

Septic Tenosynovitis and Osteomyelitis of the Left Index Finger

Septic Tenosynovitis and Osteomyelitis of the Left Index Finger – that sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? If you’re wondering how in the hell I could come up with a title like that… Well, I didn’t.

You may have noticed that for the past few weeks, many of the Best Gore posts were commented on by Trauma whose comments left no one guessing that this person is an MD (Doctor of Medicine, aka a medical doctor with degree from a medical school – in case you use different nomenclature in your country). Being a professional surgeon, Trauma deals with medical emergencies and various other issues involving human bodies on daily basis. And he’s sharing some of the cases he operated on with all of us reading Best Gore.

Granted, in order to protect the privacy of the patients, their identities as well as any other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed. Patient’s identities will be further protected by censoring out the facial features if their face is in the photograph (not the case of this post). These photos have been provided exclusively to Best Gore. Some of the cases are a few years old, but this is all brand new content that not even old school gore veterans would have seen. I hope you will join me in giving Trauma props for his unrivalled contributions to Best Gore – whether it’s through his educated comments or provision of exclusive content.

And since I am no doctor and most of the time I don’t know what the hell I’m blabbering about, any attempt of my own to describe these pictures would be useless, so I’ll just paste the message Trauma sent along with these images:

This is a 32 year old carpenter who scratched his left index finger with a nail. He neglected the wound and it got infected… badly. I did a ray amputation of the left index finger, also called a Mickey Mouse surgery since he now only has 4 fingers on his hand. Wound was not immediately closed to allow for infection control, once closed and healed, very few people will actually notice that he only has 4 fingers. The X-Rays have been included for reference.

Diagnosis: Septic Tenosynovitis and osteomyelitis of the left index finger, status post ray amputation

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