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J Korean Soc Surg Hand. 2015 Mar;20(1):28-32. Korean.
Published online March 31, 2015.  https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2015.20.1.28
Copyright © 2015. The Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand
Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon Rupture due to Scaphoid Nonunion
Jung Hyun Park and Hong Je Kang
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

Correspondence to: Hong Je Kang. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, 460 Iksan-daero, Iksan 570-749, Korea. TEL: +82-63-859-1360, FAX: +82-63-852-9329, Email: kanghongje@hanmail.net
Received November 13, 2014; Revised February 23, 2015; Accepted February 26, 2015.

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Abstract

Flexor pollicis longus rupture due to scaphoid nonunion is very rare complication. It has never been reported in the Korean literatures. We reported a case of flexor pollicis longus rupture due to scaphoid non union that was treated by tendon graft with palmaris longus and osteosynthesis with bone graft.

Keywords: Scaphoid nonunion; Flexor pollicis longus; Tendon rupture

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Fig. 1
(A-C) Preoperative radiography. Scaphoid nonunion with humpback deformity is observed. The distal fragment is located anterior to the proximal one.
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Fig. 2
(A, B) Intraoperative view. Attritional ruptured of Flexor pollicis longus was caused protruded fragment through rupture in the volar capsule. We underwent tendon graft with palmaris longus and osteosynthesis with bone graft.
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Fig. 3
(A-C) Postoperative radiography. Bone union obtained after 3 months.
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Fig. 4
Postoperative range of motions of thumb.
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