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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2017;22(3):196-201.
Published online September 30, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2017.22.3.196   
Pyogenic Arthritis of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint Treated with External Fixation in Adolescent
Youn Tae Roh, Soo Hwan Kang, Hyoung Min Kim, Changhoon Jeong, Jae Young Lee, Il Jung Park
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dongshin General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jikocmc@naver.com
3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Good Samsun Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Received: 29 July 2017   • Revised: 7 September 2017   • Accepted: 7 September 2017
When hand injuries caused by human bite are overlooked and they can progress to pyogenic arthritis. Pyogenic arthritis is difficult to treat and can make severe sequelae in the joints. We report a case of pyogenic arthritis of the hand that occurred after human bite injury in adolescent treated with wide debridement and external fixator. Our literature searches revealed that the use of external fixator is good treatment option for the treatment of pyogenic arthritis of the hand.

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