Delayed rupture of all finger flexor tendons (excluding thumb) following nonoperative treatment of Colles' fracture: A case report and literature review

Ignacio R. Proubasta, Claudia G. Lamas, Luis Natera, Natalia Arriaga

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Abstract

© 2014 Prof. P K Surendran Memorial Education Foundation. Aims: We report a case of delayed all digital flexor tendon ruptures after nonoperative management of distal radius fracture. Methods: An 84-year-old woman, noted loss of flexion of your fingers. She had a history of Colles' fracture 40 years before, which had been left untreated. Darrach procedure were carried and a tendon transfers for the flexor tendon ruptures. Results: Despite attempts of early active mobilisation, a poor operative outcome was observed. Conclusion: Tendon rupture can occur several months or years after the injury, and prompt recognition and treatment can minimize disability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S65-S68
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Colles fracture
  • Flexor tendon
  • Rupture
  • Wrist

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