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Finger Infection (cont.)

Finger Infection Prognosis

If the infections are treated early and properly, the prognosis for full recovery is good. However, if treatment is delayed, or if the infection is severe, the prognosis is not as good.

  • With the infections that involve deep structures such as infectious flexor tenosynovitis, even with the best care, the outcome may be less than desirable. Loss of function, loss of sensation, disfigurement, or even loss of the finger is possible.
  • The doctor will need to evaluate each case individually and present the likely outcome based on the findings.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014
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