Irreducible epiphyseal plate fracture of the distal ulna due to interposition of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. A case report.

@article{Evans1990IrreducibleEP,
  title={Irreducible epiphyseal plate fracture of the distal ulna due to interposition of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. A case report.},
  author={Dwight L. Evans and Michael Stauber and Gary K. Frykman},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1990},
  volume={251},
  pages={
          162-5
        }
}
It is well known that tendon or muscle interposition can cause fractures to be irreducible by closed means. A rare tendon interposition of extensor carpi ulnaris occurred in an 11-year-old boy. The isolated displaced distal ulnar physeal injury was the result of a motor vehicle accident. Attempts to perform a closed reduction failed. At operation, an interposed extensor carpi ulnaris tendon was found. After repositioning the tendon, a near anatomic reduction was easily accomplished. Only two… CONTINUE READING