Tendon entrapment in distal radius fractures

Masato Okazaki, K. TazakiA, T. Nakamura, Y. Toyama, Kazuki Satou

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Abstract

We retrospectively defined the rate and clinical features of tendon entrapment in 693 consecutive patients with 701 distal radius fractures treated in a single hospital. Eight extensor tendons and one flexor tendon were entrapped. All fractures with extensor tendon entrapment were palmarly displaced (Smith type) or epiphyseal. Flexor tendon entrapment was seen in dorsally angulated (Colles type) epiphyseal fracture. The rate of tendon entrapment in acute distal radius fractures was 1.3%. Extensor tendon entrapment in palmarly displaced fractures is more common.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Complication
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Extensor pollicis longus tendon
  • Smith type fracture
  • Tendon entrapment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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