Rupture of extensor digitorum communis after distal ulnar styloidectomy

Bezalel Friedman, Batia Yaffe, Moshe Kamchin, Joel Engel*

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Attrition ruptures of tendons in the hand, other than those caused by rheumatoid arthritis, are rare. We report a case in which high styloidectomy of the distal ulna caused the rupture of the extensor digitorum communis tendon to the long finger. This complication can be avoided by resection of the smallest segment of the distal ulna that is compatible with relief of the problem. Soft tissue closure over the resected end of the ulna should also be carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-822
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986


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