Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon.

  title={Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon.},
  author={Ekkehard E Bonatz and Ted Kramer and V R Masear},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  volume={25 2},
Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon after nondisplaced fracture of the distal radius is a known complication, but can also occur in nonrheumatoid patients without a history of fracture. This study is a retrospective analysis of seven patients treated between 1985 and 1992. Five EPL ruptures occurred with nondisplaced Colles' fractures. Two involved a chronic tenosynovitis of the second dorsal extensor compartment of the wrist. The age of the patients ranged from 29 years to 68… CONTINUE READING
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