Foreign Body (Thorn) on Finger POCUS

This 45yo diabetic male presents with finger pain 4 weeks after gardening. What is your next step?

Resolution: FB removal--despite nl inspection on exam, & a negative xray, this pt had a rose thorn completely embedded in his ring finger with surrounding fluid/edema appreciated on us. It was successfully removed and our pt was very appreciative. Thx AS for the photo!!

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Meghan Kelly Herbst, MD
UCONN Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine. Ultrasound Fellowship Yale 2011. Family, patients, education, running = my life. https://twitter.com/EUSmkh | https://www.instagram.com/eus_mkh/

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