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MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY

, Volume 95, Issue 3, pp 241–244 | Cite as

Acute true trigger wrist following partial extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon rupture

  • Suriya LuenamEmail author
  • Arkaphat Kosiyatrakul
  • Arbrit Neti
Case Report

Abstract

Triggering in association with movements of the wrist or “true trigger wrist” due to the extensor tendon is rare. There are only few case reports in literature, but none were associated with the acute partial tendon rupture. We present a case of true trigger wrist originating from partial rupture of extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon (ECRB). In contrast to the other reports, the interval between an initial injury and development of triggering was short because the partial tendon rupture was bunching and forming a nodule. The triggering was attributed to the snapping of the nodule under the extensor pollicis longus tendon (EPL).

Keywords

Extensor Tendon Wrist Motion Extensor Digitorum Communis Partial Rupture Extensor Retinaculum 
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Notes

Conflict of interest

There is no benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suriya Luenam
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arkaphat Kosiyatrakul
    • 1
  • Arbrit Neti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsPhramongkutklao Hospital and College of MedicineBangkokThailand

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