Bilateral spontaneous rupture of flexor digitorum profundus tendons.
AffiliationDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.
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CitationArch Orthop Trauma Surg. 1998;117(4-5):294-5.
JournalArchives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery
AbstractSpontaneous tendon rupture is an unusual condition usually associated with underlying disease processes such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic renal failure or bony abnormalities of the hand. We report a case of spontaneous, non-concurrent bilateral rupture of flexor profundus tendons in an otherwise healthy individual. Treatment was successful and consisted of a two-stage reconstruction of the ruptured tendon.