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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2014;27(4):139-144.
The Utility of Ultrasonography in the Emergency Department for the Diagnosis of Finger Tendon Injury
Jung Woo Park, Jang Young Lee, Won Suck Lee, Won Young Sung, Sang Won Seo, Jung Il Yang
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea. pons1224@naver.com
응급실에서 손가락의 힘줄 손상에 대한 초음파의 유용성
박정우, 이장영, 이원석, 성원영, 서상원, 양중일
을지대학교 의과대학 응급의학교실
Received: 11 August 2014   • Revised: 19 August 2014   • Accepted: 2 September 2014
Detection and determination of tendon injury in the finger or hand is not easy. Therefore, we aimed to study and evaluate the accuracy and the effectiveness of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of finger tendon injury.
In this study, we enrolled patients, regardless of age and sex, with lacerations on their fingers. Patients with invisible wounds were excluded. We evaluated the accuracy and the effectiveness of ultrasonography and compared the results obtained from ultrasonography and with those obtained by visual observation of the injuries.
The sensitivity, the specificity and the accuracy of ultrasonography were found to be 66.7%, 100% and 91.3%, respectively (p<0.001) while those of physical examination were 71.4%, 98.3% and 91.3%, respectively. Small differences were observed between the sensitivities and specificities of the two examinations; however, the accuracies were the same (p<0.001). The area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, which was used for diagnosis of tendon rupture using ultrasonography, was found to be 0.985 (95% confidence interval CI: 0.929-0.999),while that of physical examination was 0.938 (95% CI: 0.861-0.980).
Ultrasonography can be used an effective diagnostic tool for patients with finger tendon injury.
Key Words: Ultrasonography; Tendons; Fingers
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