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Subcutaneous rupture of the flexor tendon of the little finger associated with anomalous flexor digitorum superficialis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18098359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 59-year-old man suffered from subcutaneous rupture of the flexor tendon of the little finger associated with fracture of the hook of hamate. He could not flex his little finger completely at the distal interphalangeal joint, but incomplete flexion of the proximal interphalangeal joint was possible. Surgical exploration revealed anomaly of the flexor digitorum superficialis of the little finger, as it originated from the palmar aspect of the carpal ligament, and a small portion of the muscle belly was traversed toward the A1 pulley over the profundus tendon and then it ran into the A1 pulley as a normal superficialis tendon. The flexor digitorum superficialis of the little finger is well known to show variations, but our case is extremely rare, and furthermore there are no reports in the available literatures about the function of this anomalous muscle.
Authors:
Hiroya Senda; Hidenori Muro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0218-8104     ISO Abbreviation:  Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-21     Completed Date:  2008-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602613     Medline TA:  Hand Surg     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ogaki Municipal Hospital, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. hiroya-s@fa2.so-net.ne.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Fingers / abnormalities*
Hamate Bone / injuries
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / abnormalities*
Range of Motion, Articular
Rupture / surgery
Tendon Injuries / pathology,  surgery*

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