Extrusion of bone anchor suture following flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsion injury repair.
AffiliationDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CitationExtrusion of bone anchor suture following flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsion injury repair. 2011, 64 (9):1242-4 J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
JournalJournal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
AbstractFlexor digitorum profundus (FDP) zone I tendon avulsion injury is traditionally repaired with a pullout suture technique. More recently, bone anchor sutures have been used as a viable alternative and have largely replaced areas in hand surgery where pullout suture technique was once required. To date, there have been very few complications reported related to bone anchor suture use in FDP tendon reattachment to the bone. We report a very unusual case of extrusion of bone anchor through the nailbed, 6 years after zone I FDP tendon avulsion injury repair and a brief review of literature.