Case Repository| Volume 47, ISSUE 5, P483.e1-483.e3, May 2022

A Rare Presentation of Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Rupture After Nondisplaced Scaphoid Fracture

Published:April 22, 2021DOI:
      Extensor pollicis longus tendon rupture is a reported complication after nondisplaced distal radius fractures. These are thought to occur secondary to mechanical irritation or compromised blood supply. We present a case of extensor pollicis longus rupture after a healed nondisplaced scaphoid fracture, which may have involved a similar attritional process. We are unaware of any prior reports of extensor pollicis longus rupture after this type of injury.

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