Extensor pollicis longus rupture after distal radius fracture: Results of reconstruction by transposition of the extensor indicis tendon and postoperative dynamic splinting.
Summary of "Extensor pollicis longus rupture after distal radius fracture: Results of reconstruction by transposition of the extensor indicis tendon and postoperative dynamic splinting."
Injury of the extensor pollicis longus tendon is one of the commonest extensor tendon injuries after distal radius fracture. In 2003-2005 we performed extensor indicis transfer in 31 patients with loss of function of the EPL tendon and postoperative dynamic splinting. In 25 patients, a distal radius fracture managed surgically led to the EPL rupture (wire internal fixation in 23 patients, plate internal fixation in 2 patients). In 6 patients, the cause was a distal radius fracture treated conservatively. Out of our 25 followed-up patients, 9 (36%) had a very good and 15 (60%) a good result in the Geldmacher score. We did not identify any re-rupture. In injuries of the extensor pollicis tendon, transposition of the extensor indicis tendon is a simple and uncomplicated procedure. Considerable improvement of thumb extension can be achieved through this substitution repair.
General Hospital Tulln, Tulln, Austria, email@example.com.
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Name: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21800046
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00508-011-0038-4
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
De Quervain Disease
Stenosing tenosynovitis of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons in the first dorsal wrist compartment. The presenting symptoms are usually pain and tenderness at the radial styloid. The cause is almost always related to OVERUSE INJURY or is associated with RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
Fracture in the proximal half of the shaft of the ulna, with dislocation of the head of the radius.
Fracture of the lower end of the radius in which the lower fragment is displaced posteriorly.
The joint that is formed by the distal end of the RADIUS, the articular disc of the distal radioulnar joint, and the proximal row of CARPAL BONES; (SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; triquetral bone).
Implantable fracture fixation devices attached to bone fragments with screws to bridge the fracture gap and shield the fracture site from stress as bone heals. (UMDNS, 1999)
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