Complete division of the flexor pollicis longus tendon as a rare complication in open carpal tunnel release: a case report

Complete division of the flexor pollicis longus tendon as a rare complication in open carpal... A rare case of complete division of the flexor pollicis longus tendon as a complication of open carpal tunnel using a short-incision is reported. The tendon was cut directly beneath the proximal edge of the transverse carpal ligament. Furthermore, the transverse carpal ligament was split incompletely. A few days after surgery, the patient noted that she was unable to flex the thumb interphalangeal joint. A re-operation completely releasing the transverse carpal ligament and suturing the lacerated tendon was performed 2 weeks later. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Complete division of the flexor pollicis longus tendon as a rare complication in open carpal tunnel release: a case report

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-004-0637-7
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Abstract

A rare case of complete division of the flexor pollicis longus tendon as a complication of open carpal tunnel using a short-incision is reported. The tendon was cut directly beneath the proximal edge of the transverse carpal ligament. Furthermore, the transverse carpal ligament was split incompletely. A few days after surgery, the patient noted that she was unable to flex the thumb interphalangeal joint. A re-operation completely releasing the transverse carpal ligament and suturing the lacerated tendon was performed 2 weeks later.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2004

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