, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 354-357
Date: 21 Feb 2013

Open isolated extensor carpi radialis brevis avulsion injury: a case report

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Introduction

Isolated extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendon rupture from the third metacarpal bone is a rare injury [3]. Because this injury is an avulsion injury, a fracture at the base of the third metacarpal always accompanies it. So far, nine cases of isolated ECRB tendon avulsion rupture have been reported in the medical literature. All of these cases reported that the injuries were closed injuries; therefore, there are no reports of open isolated ECRB tendon rupture in the medical literature [1, 3, 5, 813]. In this case report, an open isolated ECRB tendon avulsion rupture with third metacarpal base fracture after a spring injury is presented.

Case Report

A 36-year-old male patient was brought to the emergency room after suffering an injury from a spring while he was repairing his car. The spring popped out from his car, forced his right hand into hyperflexion at the wrist joint and cut the dorsal side of his right hand. Patient examination revealed that there was a 6-cm-dia ...