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

Published:April 22, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.03.013
      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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