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Extensor tendon rupture secondary to the AO/ASIF titanium distal radius plate without associated plate failure: a case report

K J Lowry, B J Gainor, J S Hoskins
American Journal of Orthopedics 2000, 29 (10): 789-91
Complications with open reduction and internal fixation of distal radius fractures have led to the development of the AO/titanium Pi-plate. This was designed to be a low-profile plate to decrease its intrusion into surrounding soft tissues. Recent case reports are revealing an association of tendon ruptures with failures of this plate. This case report demonstrates extensor tendon rupture without plate failure or prominent screw heads.

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