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Limitation of thumb flexion due to an unusual insertion of the flexor pollicis longus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3249155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is described in which an anomalous insertion of the flexor pollicis longus tendon into the region of the carpal tunnel caused limited active flexion of the thumb in a child. This is the first reported case of this anomaly in which an apparent familial relationship has been noted, and the first reported case in the Caucasian race. Two similar cases in Japanese have been described. Abnormal insertion of a portion of the flexor pollicis longus must be included in the differential diagnosis of inadequate thumb flexion.
H J Hagan; R S Idler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-27     Completed Date:  1989-06-27     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hand Surgery Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indianapolis.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Finger Joint
Tendons / abnormalities*
Thumb / physiopathology*
Wrist Joint

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