Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 237–240 | Cite as

MRI in flexor tendon rupture after collagenase injection

  • Shruti Khurana
  • Vibhor Wadhwa
  • Avneesh Chhabra
  • Bardia Amirlak
Case Report


Flexor tendon rupture is an unusual complication following collagenase injection to relieve contractures. These patients require a close follow-up and in the event of tendon rupture, a decision has to be made whether to repair the tendon or manage the complication conservatively. The authors report the utility of MRI in the prognostication and management of a patient with Dupuytren’s contracture, who underwent collagenase injection and subsequently developed flexor digitorum profundus tendon rupture.


Flexor digitorum profundus Collagenase Dupuytren’s contracture Magnetic resonance imaging 


Compliance with ethical standards


Dr Chhabra has received research grants from GE-AUR (GERRAF), Siemens Medical Solutions, Gatewood Fellowship Award and Integra Life Sciences. He also serves as a research consultant with Siemens CAD group. These are unrelated to the current work.

Conflicts of interest

All authors report that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shruti Khurana
    • 1
  • Vibhor Wadhwa
    • 2
  • Avneesh Chhabra
    • 3
    • 4
  • Bardia Amirlak
    • 3
  1. 1.Lady Hardinge Medical CollegeNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  3. 3.UT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  4. 4.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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