Bilateral spontaneous rupture of the flexor digitorum superficialis and the flexor digitorum profundus in a diabetic patient

@article{Zahran2012BilateralSR,
  title={Bilateral spontaneous rupture of the flexor digitorum superficialis and the flexor digitorum profundus in a diabetic patient},
  author={Tharwat El Zahran and Kevin Collins and Michael R. Terk},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={297-301}
}
Closed flexor tendon rupture is an unusual condition that has been described in association with distinct underlying disease processes. Several theories have been implicated in the pathogenesis, including labor-associated forceful usage, gender, and age. The effect of diabetes on the native tendon tissue is not yet fully understood; however, the metabolic perturbations of diabetes have been shown to result in detrimental changes to the musculoskeletal system. We report an unusual case of… CONTINUE READING

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