Spontaneous tendon rupture of the extensor digitrum communis in systemic lupus erythematosus
Modern Rheumatology, 07/17/2012
Oishi H et al. – This case demonstrates that this portion of the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint can be a site of tendon rupture of fingers in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients.
- The authors present a rare case of spontaneous tendon rupture of the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
- Inflammation in SLE presents as periarthritis, which may develop into Jaccoud’s arthropathy.
- They bridged the ruptured tendon of the EDC (III) at the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint of this patient with a tendon graft.