Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-15-2020

Comments

This article is the authors' final version prior to publication in JBJS Reviews, Volume 8, Issue 4, April 2020, Article number e0188.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.RVW.19.00188. Copyright © The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Abstract

  • While many hand infections are superficial, diligent evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of these infections are central for preventing disability and morbidity.
  • Maintaining a wide differential diagnosis is important as some hand infections may mimic others.
  • In geographic areas with more than a 10% to 15% prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) hand infections, empiric antibiotics should adequately cover MRSA.
  • Once culture results are available, antibiotic regimens should be narrowed to reduce the development of resistant pathogens.

Language

English

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