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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 11, pp 1472–1475 | Cite as

CT evaluation of extensor tendon entrapment as a complication of a distal radial fracture in a child

  • Kieran J. FrawleyEmail author
  • Christopher G. Anton
  • Andrew M. Zbojniewicz
  • Roger Cornwall
Case Report

Abstract

Extensor indicis proprius (EIP) entrapment is a rare complication of a distal radial fracture. We report an 11-year-old with limited flexion of her index finger 1 year after a distal radial fracture. The utility of cross-sectional imaging in the diagnosis and preoperative planning of this complication is presented.

Keywords

CT Tendon entrapment Distal radial fracture 

Notes

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kieran J. Frawley
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Christopher G. Anton
    • 1
  • Andrew M. Zbojniewicz
    • 1
  • Roger Cornwall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Department of Medical ImagingRoyal Children’s HospitalBrisbaneAustralia

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