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Case report: pseudotendon formation after a type III flexor digitorum profundus avulsion.
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PMID:  21538197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Avulsion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon is a common injury to the hand that virtually always requires surgical repair for restoration of normal finger function.
CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a Type III flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsion in which the patient refused surgery yet attained nearly full active ROM and an excellent functional result via the formation of a pseudotendon, as observed on MRI obtained 2.5 years after the initial injury.
LITERATURE REVIEW: There are no reported cases of restoration of normal finger function after pseudotendon formation in a flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsion injury.
PURPOSES AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: This case shows the potential for pseudotendon to not only form but have adequate tensile strength to restore function in certain types of flexor tendon injuries.
Nick Pappas; A Nicolas Gay; Nancy Major; David Bozentka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  469     ISSN:  1528-1132     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-30     Completed Date:  2011-09-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2385-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Finger Injuries / physiopathology*
Finger Joint / surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Range of Motion, Articular
Recovery of Function*
Tendon Injuries / physiopathology*
Tensile Strength

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