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Khirurgii
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Year 2020 Vol. 28 No 2

CASE REPORTS

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18484/2305-0047.2020.2.233   |  

T. PUNIT 1, H. KAUR 2, S.S. LEONCHUK 3

SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF EXTENSOR POLLICIS LONGUS TENDON: DEMONSTRATION OF EXTENSOR INDICES PROPRIUS TRANSFER TECHNIQUE

Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital Solan 1,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bathinda 2,
India,
National Ilizarov Medical Research Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics
of Ministry of Healthcare 3, Kurgan,
The Russian Federation

Till now no single scheme of surgical treatment has gained wide acceptance in rupture of extensor pollicis longus tendon (EPL). The result of treatment of a patient with spontaneous rupture of EPL in IV zone by B.Boichev with ultrasonographic examination is presented in the paper. In surgical treatment we used Pulvertaft technique in transfer of tendon of m. extensor indicis proprius (EIP) to EPL. After 3 months of surgery the patient showed a full range of motions of the thumb joints and functional restoring. Ultrasonography can be considered as an accurate and cost effective diagnostic investigation in evaluation of cases with the suspected extensor pollicis longus tendon rupture and tendinosis. This case report shows that technique of EIP to EPL transfer is effective and reliable surgical option.

Keywords: extensor pollicis longus, tendon rupture, spontaneous, Pulvertaft, surgical technique
p. 233-239 of the original issue
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Tiwari Punit, Orthopedic Traumatologist, Assistant Professor,Orthopedics Department, Solan city, Himachal Pradesh state, India.
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Harmeet Kaur, Radiologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Radial Diagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda city, Punjab state, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7962-8463
Leonchuk Sergey S., PhD, Head of the 6th Orthopedic department, National Ilizarov Medical Research Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics of Ministry of Healthcare, Kurgan, Russian Federation.
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