All the following are the cardinal signs of suppurative tenosynovitis as subscribed by Kanavel except (AIPG 2010)
|A||Tenderness over the involved sheath|
|B||Rigid positioning of the finger in flexion|
|C||Swelling of the affected part|
An infection within the flexor tendon sheath is called tenosynovitis and the cardinal sings as described by Kanavel does not include high temperature through it may be one of the signs present. The other cardinal sign being pain on attempted hyperextension of the fingers.