A 35-year-old man presents to your ED after cutting his finger on the back of a refrigerator that he was moving for a friend. He washed the finger and placed a bandage over it. However, upon waking up this morning, he noticed increased redness and swelling as seen in the image below.
1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What are Kanavel’s 4 cardinal signs?
3. What is the ED disposition?
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VizD is a weekly contest of an interesting or pathognomonic image from emergency medicine. Its goal is to integrate learning into a fun and relaxed environment. All images are original and are posted with the consent of the patient.
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