Delayed Rupture of Flexor Pollicis Longus after Volar Plating for a Distal Radius Fracture

Authors
Chul-Hyun ChoKyung-Jae LeeKwang-Soon SongKi-Cheor Bae
Department
Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학); Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학); Dept. of Biochemistry (생화학); Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학); Institute for Cancer Research (암연구소)
Issue Date
2012
Citation
Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery, Vol.4(4) : 325-328, 2012
ISSN
2005-291X
Abstract
Although extensor tendon rupture often occurs after volar plating for a distal radius fracture, a flexor tendon rupture is extremely rare. Most reported instances of flexor tendon ruptures after volar plating have involved improper placement of the plate, increased prominence of the distal edge of the plate because of collapse of the fracture site, use of custom-made plates, current steroid use by the patient, or a history of tendon injury. We report a case of delayed rupture of the flexor pollicis longus tendon 40 months after volar plating with a 3.5-mm T-locking compression plate for which the distal edge was located at the transverse ridge level of the distal radius. If symptoms such as tendon irritation occur in this situation, surgeons should consider removing the plate as soon as possible after bony union is achieved. Keywords: Flexor pollicis longus, Distal radius fracture, Volar plating, Delayed rupture
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/35458
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Biochemistry (생화학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 3. Research Institutues (연구소) > Institute for Cancer Research (암연구소)
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조철현; 이경재; 송광순; 배기철
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