[Transposition of the extensor indicis tendon in reconstruction of thumb extension after rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon].


During a period of 13 years we performed 56 extensor indicis proprius (EIP) transpositions for reconstruction of the ruptured or severed extensor pollicis longus tendon. The open injuries (n = 9) involved failed primary repair or untreated tendon injuries. The subcutaneous ruptures occurred after distal radius fractures (n = 17) or other closed injuries of… (More)