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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2007;12(1):22-25.
Published online March 1, 2007.
Entrapment of the Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon and Ulnar Nerve Injury in Fracture of the Distal Radius with a Fracture of the Ulnar Styloid - A Case Report -
Baek Yong Song, Sang Wook Bae, Ju Seon Jeong, Byoung-Suck Kim
요골 원위부 및 척골 경상돌기 골절에 의한 장무지 굴건 감입과 척골 신경 손상 - 1예 보고 -
송백용, 배상욱, 정주선 ,김병석
Abstract
Entrapment of the flexor tendon after fracture of the distal radius is rare. This report describe entrapment of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon and ulnar nerve palsy simultaneously following fracture of the distal radius. We couldn’t find report of entrapment of the FPL tendon and ulnar nerve palsy simultaneously following fractures of the distal radius in English literature. For diagnosis of entrapment of the tendon even though careful examination is important, both initial intact nerve function does not exclude nerve palsy. It should be treated with suspicion. Early surgical decompression was successful in cases. Therefore care should be taken in the follow-up.
 


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