© 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.
- Colles fracture
- Flexor tendon
Proubasta, I. R., Lamas, C. G., Natera, L., & Arriaga, N. (2015). Delayed rupture of all finger flexor tendons (excluding thumb) following nonoperative treatment of Colles' fracture: A case report and literature review. Journal of Orthopaedics, 12, S65-S68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jor.2014.06.012