Unusual case of closed rupture of both extensor tendons of the index finger

Unusual case of closed rupture of both extensor tendons of the index finger Extensor tendon rupture is a common condition following penetrating injuries, whereas closed rupture is rare unless in a mallet finger. We describe an unusual case of closed rupture of both extensor tendons to the index finger. The extensor indicis proprius and extensor digitorum longus were avulsed proximal to the extensor retinaculum in a 23-year-old male patient due to forced hyperflexion of his index finger. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Unusual case of closed rupture of both extensor tendons of the index finger

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-008-0292-5
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Abstract

Extensor tendon rupture is a common condition following penetrating injuries, whereas closed rupture is rare unless in a mallet finger. We describe an unusual case of closed rupture of both extensor tendons to the index finger. The extensor indicis proprius and extensor digitorum longus were avulsed proximal to the extensor retinaculum in a 23-year-old male patient due to forced hyperflexion of his index finger.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2009

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