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J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Oct;65(10):e290-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2012.04.057. Epub 2012 Jul 5.

Rupture of all digital flexors following Colles' fracture.

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Wexham Park Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department, Wexham, Slough, Berkshire SL2 4HL, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Flexor tendon rupture following a Colles' fracture is a rare complication with only a handful of cases reported since the initial report in 1932. We present a case in which all digital flexor tendons ruptured within 6 months of a Colles' fracture. Previous reported cases have demonstrated rupture of either the radial or ulnar digital flexors but this case is the first in which all the digital flexors have been involved. This case report highlights the clinical implications of this rare occurrence and stresses the importance of accurate reduction and thorough clinical examination following bony injuries to the wrist.

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22771164
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10.1016/j.bjps.2012.04.057
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