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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2011;16(3):170-174.
Published online September 30, 2011.
Removal of a Movable Foreign Body in the Flexor Tendon Sheath of the Hand: A Case Report
Ki Young Ha, Hyo Seong Kim, Hyeun Woo Suh, Tae Yeon Kim
Department of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. kty@dmc.or.kr
Received: 13 June 2011   • Revised: 6 August 2011   • Accepted: 14 August 2011
Traumatic implantation of foreign material into the hand is common. Such material may be palpable or identified by plain radiographs or ultrasonography. Surgical exploration and removal is usually a simple procedure, with the foreign material found close to the point of insertion. However, migration of foreign material within the flexor sheath can occur very rarely. We report the patient who had a movable foreign material in the flexor tendon sheath of the hand. Using milking method, foreign material in the flexor sheath was successfully removed.

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