Rupture of the flexor tendon due to closed direct trauma is rare (
1). Generally, flexor tendon injuries are diagnosed easily. However, pain, swelling, a closed wound, and non-cooperation can make the diagnosis more difficult (
- Hofmeister E.P.
- Craven Jr, C.E.
Zone I rupture of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon caused by blunt trauma: a case report.
J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008; 33: 247-249
- Wang P.T.
- Bonavita J.A.
- DeLone Jr, F.X.
- et al.
Ultrasonic assistance in the diagnosis of hand flexor tendon injuries.
Ann Plast Surg. 1999; 42: 403-407
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- Zone I rupture of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon caused by blunt trauma: a case report.J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008; 33: 247-249
- Ultrasonic assistance in the diagnosis of hand flexor tendon injuries.Ann Plast Surg. 1999; 42: 403-407
- Ultrasound evaluation of flexor tendon lacerations.J Hand Surg [Am]. 2000; 25: 236-241
Published online: March 31, 2009
Accepted: February 20, 2009
Received in revised form: February 6, 2009
Received: October 7, 2008
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