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Pyogenic tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis longus in a healthy 11-year-old boy: a case report and review of the literature

  • Stephane Millerioux
  • Marie Rousset
  • Federico CanaveseEmail author
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Abstract

Pyogenic tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) is a rare condition in young healthy patients. We report the case of a healthy 11-year-old boy who presented with a history of fever and painful swelling below the medial malleolus of the left ankle. Imaging and laboratory findings suggested infectious tenosynovitis of the FHL. Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus was isolated on culture following surgery. Antibiotherapy was initiated and continued until inflammatory markers returned to normal. Six months post-surgery, he resumed sport activities and inflammatory markers remained within normal limits. We review also the literature and discuss the clinical characteristics of this condition.

Keywords

Pyogenic tenosynovitis Flexor hallucis longus Children Surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephane Millerioux
    • 1
  • Marie Rousset
    • 1
  • Federico Canavese
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie InfantileCentre Hospitalier Universitaire EstaingClermont FerrandFrance

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