Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 122, Issue 3, pp 182–183

Avulsion fracture of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon ('Jersey finger') type III

  • Shay Shabat
  • Paul Sagiv
  • Avi Stern
  • Meir Nyska
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DOI: 10.1007/s00402-001-0352-9

Cite this article as:
Shabat, S., Sagiv, P., Stern, A. et al. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2002) 122: 182. doi:10.1007/s00402-001-0352-9

Abstract.

Avulsion fracture of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon (Jersey finger) is an uncommon injury. This injury involves mainly young and active patients, especially during sports activities. It is classified into three types according to the extent of the tendon retraction. Type III Jersey finger is very rare, and only a few cases have been described so far.

In this article, we report a case of a type III Jersey finger. Rapid diagnosis accompanied by surgery which included open reduction and internal fixation with 2 mini screws, followed by physiotherapy, led to restoration of a full range of motion of the involved digit.

Flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsion fracture Jersey finger 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shay Shabat
    • 1
  • Paul Sagiv
    • 1
  • Avi Stern
    • 1
  • Meir Nyska
    • 1
  1. 1.The Orthopedic Surgery Department, and Unit of Hand Surgery, The Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, and the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
  2. 2.The Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Unit of Hand Surgery, Sapir Medical Center, 48 Tchernichovsky St., Kfar Saba 44281, Israel

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