Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon after fracture of the lower end of the radius--a clinical and microangiographic study.

The pathogenesis of the late post-traumatic rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon has never been satisfactorily explained. In the present series of fifty-nine ruptures two were partial, making possible an exact localization of the rupture. Microangiographic studies performed on amputated arms showed that this part of the tendon was poorly… CONTINUE READING