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The extensor tendons to the little finger: an anatomic study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8522754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty cadaver hands were dissected to better delineate the extensor tendon anatomy to the little finger. The extensor digitorum communis was present in 35. Of 15 hands without an extensor digitorum communis, 12 had a junctura present. Three hands lacked both extensor digitorum communis and juncturae. Transfer of the extensor digiti minimi tendon in these hands could cause loss of extension to the little finger. Ten hands had a direct attachment of the extensor digiti minimi tendon on the abductor tubercle. Twenty-two hands had either an attachment of the extensor digiti minimi on the abductor tubercle, an unbalanced ulnar slip of the extensor digiti minimi, or both, anatomic factors that could--in the event of ulnar nerve compression or laceration--cause Wartenberg's sign. Twenty-eight hands did not have an anatomic variant of the extensor that could cause ulnar deviation of the little finger.
M H Gonzalez; T Gray; E Ortinau; N Weinzweig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-24     Completed Date:  1996-01-24     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  844-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Illinois at Chicago 60612-7342, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Tendon Transfer
Tendons / abnormalities,  anatomy & histology*
Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes / pathology

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