Flexor pollicis tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Pavan Borra

Presentation

Injury to thumb with loss of flexion.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Complete rupture of flexor pollicis longus tendon of thumb noted at the base of proximal phalanx with retracted ends and intervening mild PD fat sat hyperintense edema. Proximally retracted tendon is noted close to carpal tunnel.

Case Discussion

Complete tear of flexor pollicis longus tendon of thumb with retracted ends.

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Case information

rID: 68834
Published: 15th Jun 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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