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The patient is a 24-year-old male with right hand inflammation and discomfort after punching another human in the mouth 12 hours prior to arrival. Patient had no past medical history and had no other injuries and was without allergies to medication. Patient was taken to the operating room for an I & D from skin to tendon of second, third and fourth webspace. There was found to be no extensor tendon injury and no joint involvement. Patient was given IV antibiotics in the hospital and was treated with Augmentin upon discharge. Patient was seen in clinic and found to be healing well with no signs of active infection.

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