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Attrition Rupture of the Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon after Arthrodesis of the Trapeziometacarpal Joint: A Case Report.

Hand Surgery 2015 October
We report a case of flexor pollicis longus tendon rupture after arthrodesis of the trapeziometacarpal joint with headless screws using the criss-cross technique. Although flexor pollicis longus tendon rupture is a conceivable complication after the trapeziometacarpal joint arthrodesis, very few cases have rarely been reported in the literature. We should remind that screws inserted into the trapezium could lead to a rupture of the flexor pollicis longus tendon.

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