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, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 403–407 | Cite as

A classification system for anomalies of the extensor pollicis longus

  • Tolga Türker
  • Gregory A. Robertson
  • Sunil M. ThirkannadEmail author
Original Article

Abstract

Introduction

Variations of the long extensor tendon to the thumb are very rare.

Materials and Methods

We present three cases in which there was a supernumerary long extensor tendon to the thumb. In all three cases, the supernumerary tendon emerged from the fourth dorsal compartment and had a parallel course to the extensor pollicis longus.

Results

Details of the anomalies are described along with a meta-analysis of relevant literature. A classification system of these anomalies is also proposed.

Keywords

Extensor tendon Thumb Supernumerary tendon Anomalies 

Notes

Disclaimer

No financial benefits or otherwise have been received by any of the authors for the whole or part of this study. There are also no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright information

© American Association for Hand Surgery 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tolga Türker
    • 1
  • Gregory A. Robertson
    • 1
  • Sunil M. Thirkannad
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and MicrosurgeryLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.LouisvilleUSA

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