Delayed rupture of extensor digitorum communis tendon following volar plating of distal radius fracture

  • Hattori Y
  • Doi K
  • Sakamoto S
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Abstract

We present a case of delayed rupture of extensor digitorum communis tendon seven years after volar plating of distal radius fracture. Drill bit penetration during surgery and prominent screw tips into the fourth extensor compartment have a potential risk to damage the tendons. Careful and accurate use of internal fixation instruments is necessary to avoid this complication.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Fracture Fixation
  • *Postoperative Complications
  • Bone Plates
  • Bone Screws
  • Humans
  • Internal
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radius Fractures/*surgery
  • Rupture
  • Tendon Injuries/*etiology/surgery
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Time Factors

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Authors

  • Y Hattori

  • K Doi

  • S Sakamoto

  • K Yukata

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