Distal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Complicated by Postoperative Infection: A Rare Presentation of Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus.
Postoperative infection after elective arthrodesis of the interphalangeal joint is an uncommon complication often necessitating urgent debridement. We present the rare case of a female patient with a history of oral herpetic lesions, who underwent elective arthrodesis of the middle and index fingers for treatment of erosive osteoarthritis and subsequently developed a postoperative herpetic infection at the surgical site.
Osterman, Meredith N. and Gaspar, Michael P., "Distal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Complicated by Postoperative Infection: A Rare Presentation of Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus." (2017). Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 95.
This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Journal of Hand Surgery
Volume 42, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages e57-e60.
The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.10.004. Copyright © American Society for Surgery of the Hand