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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2015;20(2):51-54.
Published online June 30, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2015.20.2.51   
Avulsion Rupture of Flexor Digitorum Profundus in Zone 1, Diagnosed in Early Stage
Ki Do Hong, Jae Cheon Sim, Sung Sik Ha, Tae Ho Kim, Min Chul Sung
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sahmyook Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. crash1401@naver.com
Received: 3 December 2014   • Revised: 6 May 2015   • Accepted: 24 May 2015
Avulsion injury of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendon from the distal phalanx is considered as a rare injury. We report a patient who sustained a FDP tendon rupture insertion on her fifth finger as a result of a closed, hyperextension with no accompanying laceration or predisposing pathologic condition. Preoperative ultrasonography showed complete rupture of FDP and the gap between the tendon ends. According to the classification by Leddy and Pacter, this case is type II. The reconstruction of flexor tendon using pull-out suture and tie-over button. We are reporting a case with brief review of literatures.

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