Incidence of Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Rupture After Nondisplaced Distal Radius Fractures

The Journal of Hand Surgery, 05/01/2012

The authors identified 3 extensor pollicis longus ruptures out of 61 nondisplaced fractures. These occurred at an average of 6.6 weeks after distal radius fractures. The incidence of extensor pollicis longus rupture is higher than previously reported in the literature.

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