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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 113, Issue 3, pp 164–166 | Cite as

Delayed rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon: a retrospective study

  • R. P. Noordanus
  • J. H. Pot
  • P. B. D. Jacobs
  • K. Stevens
Clinical and Experimental Forum

Abstract

Eight patients with delayed rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon are presented. Six had suffered from a fracture of the wrist without dislocation. This is in our opinion a predisposing factor in the etiology of delayed tendon rupture. Our treatment of choice is transfer of the extensor indicis proprius tendon. In all patients satisfactory thumb function was restored.

Keywords

Public Health Retrospective Study Tendon Rupture Longus Tendon Thumb Function 
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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Noordanus
    • 1
  • J. H. Pot
    • 2
  • P. B. D. Jacobs
    • 2
  • K. Stevens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Resconstructive SurgeryAcademic Hospital Free UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Surgery and Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Medisch CentrumAlkmaarThe Netherlands

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