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Biomechanical explanation of a simultaneous closed rupture of both flexor tendons in the same digit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8639144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Closed ruptures of both normal flexor tendons in the same finger are extremely rare, only nine cases having been reported in the literature. The authors describe the case of a patient who sustained a closed rupture of both flexor digitorum profundus and flexor digitorum superficialis of the ring finger, following a forced hyperextension injury. The present paper highlights the importance of the mechanism of injury and explains biomechanical basis. The patient was treated by a two-stage reconstruction of the flexor digitorum profundus and regained full flexion and extension of the finger.
M Lanzetta; W B Conolly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-05     Completed Date:  1996-07-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sydney Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Finger Injuries / etiology*,  physiopathology
Muscle Contraction
Stress, Mechanical
Tendon Injuries*
Tendons / physiopathology

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