Original Publication - Kanavel Signs

Original Publication - Kanavel Signs

This 1912 publication by Allen B Kanavel provided a standardised method to diagnose flexor tenosynovitis.

Original Publication:

Infections of the hand: a guide to the surgical treatment of acute and chronic suppurative processes in the fingers, hand, and forearm.
Kanavel, Allen B. 1912

In the early 1900s, Allen B Kanavel (1874-1938) wrote a masterpiece on infections of the hand. A 6-volume collection just on infections. Pretty impressive. The cardinal signs of flexor tenosynovitis were first described in this work. They have stood the test of time.

This journal club will look at the key points of the publication and the current literature over 100 years since its first publication.

Journal club is for thePlasticsPro users. If you want to keep reading, try a free trial or you can just stick to thePlasticsLibrary for your free education. 

This section is for supporters of thePlasticsFella's mission

Join the club
Already have an account? Sign in
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to thePlasticsFella.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
You've successfully subscribed to thePlasticsFella.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Success! Your billing info has been updated.
Your billing was not updated.