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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2017;22(3):202-207.
Published online September 30, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2017.22.3.202   
Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Rupture with Concomitant Rupture of the Extensor Digitorum Communis II Tendon and Extensor Indicis Proprius after Volar Plating for Distal Radius Fracture
Hee June Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Joon Woo Kim, Ji Won Oh
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. hjleeleehj@gmail.com
2Department of Anatomy, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Received: 9 April 2017   • Revised: 10 July 2017   • Accepted: 19 July 2017
Extensor tendon rupture is well known complication following distal radius fracture after either conservative treatment or volar plating. However, there are not many reports in literature about concomitant ruptures of other extensor tendons. We report a case of delayed rupture of extensor pollicis longus (EPL), second extensor digitorum communis (EDC II), and extensor indicis proprius (EIP) tendons 4 weeks after volar plating for distal radius fracture. Due to the absence of EIP, EIP transfer was discouraged for EPL reconstruction. Thumb and index finger extension was restored by palmaris longus tendon graft for EPL and EDC II.
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