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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012;17(1):47-51.
Published online March 1, 2012.
Multiple Flexor Tendon Injuries after Volar Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fracture: Two Cases Report
Jong Yun Kim, Hong Je Kang, Young Yi
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Sciencem, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. kanghongje@hanmail.net
Abstract
As the, injury of flexor tendons has been rarely reported rarely after volar plate fixation in the distal radius fractures. Author experienced one case with delayed rupture of flexor pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundus of index finger caused by anterior protrusion of volar plate. We also experienced another case with delayed rupture of flexor pollicis longus and wear on flexor digitorum profundus of index finger caused by volar plate placed distally to watershed line. Proper placement of volar plate and distal shape of the plate are important to prevent multiple tendon injury.
 


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