Delayed rupture of the flexor pollicis longus tendon after inappropriate placement of the pi plate on the volar surface of the distal radius.

Published

Journal Article

The pi plate (Synthes Ltd, Paoli, PA) was designed to fit the unique contour of the dorsal aspect of the distal radius. Complications of pi plate fixation of the dorsal distal radius have been previously reported to include both extensor tenosynovitis and delayed extensor tendon rupture. We report a case of rupture of the flexor pollicis longus tendon associated with inappropriate placement of the pi plate on the volar surface of the distal radius.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nunley, JA; Rowan, PR

Published Date

  • November 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1279 - 1280

PubMed ID

  • 10584953

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10584953

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/jhsu.1999.1279

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States