Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 10

Traumatic Musculotendinous Avulsion of the Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon: Current Concepts in Strategic Management

Kastanis G1*, Klonos G2, Magarakis G1, Kapsetakis P1, Spyrantis M1 and Pantouvaki A3

1Department of Orthopaedic, General Hospital of Heraklion, Venizeleio, Crete, Greece
2Department of Emergency, General Hospital of Heraklion, Venizeleio, Crete, Greece
3Department of Physiotherapy, General Hospital of Heraklion, Venizeleio, Crete, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Kastanis G, Department of Orthopaedic, General Hospital of Heraklion, Venizeleio, Crete, Greece.

Received: August 24, 2020; Published: September 08, 2020

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Abstract

  Avulsion amputation injury of the digits of the hand is an uncommon and grave lesion when appeared in the emergency department. Replantation of an amputated digit constitutes a challenge for hand surgeon. This trauma presents a particularly difficult problem to manage because of simultaneous damage of the skin, vessels, nerve and tendons while different surgical techniques have been proposed in international bibliography for the reconstruction of this lesion with a variety of functional results. We report a case after a traffic accident presented with a delay of four hours with an amputation avulsion injury of left thumb in distal interphalangeal joint with avulsion of flexor pollicis longus from musculotendinous junction and concomitant tear of extensor pollicis longus. The aim of this study is to analyze the current concepts of therapeutic management of this type of lesions.

Keywords: Amputation; Hand; Avulsion; Thumb; Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon

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Citation

Citation: Kastanis G., et al. “Traumatic Musculotendinous Avulsion of the Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon: Current Concepts in Strategic Management".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.10 (2020): 05-08.




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