CRCM  Vol.4 No.10 , October 2015
Late Secondary Rupture of Flexor Tendons in the Palm of the Hand
Abstract: Normal tendon substance is strong and is unlikely to break before the muscle origin, muscle, musculotendinous junction or the insertion yield. In almost all the cases, closed ruptures of the flexor tendon within the tendinous portion have been described in association with distinct underlying pathologies. We report a case of flexor tendon rupture of the index finger which seems to be associated with previous trauma occurred more than 40 years ago and abnormal healing.
Cite this paper: Okabayashi, T. , Arino, H. and Nemoto, K. (2015) Late Secondary Rupture of Flexor Tendons in the Palm of the Hand. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 4, 334-336. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2015.410066.

[1]   Boyes, J.H., Wilson, J.N. and Smith, J.W. (1960) Flexor Tendon Ruptures in the Forearm and Hand. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (American Volume), 42, 637-646.

[2]   Verdan, C. (1960) Syndrome of the Quadriga. Surgical Clinics of North America, 40, 425-426.

[3]   Tsuge, K., Mizuzeki, T., Horita, K., Hukuhara, K., Nagao, A., et al. (1987) Pathomechanism of Quadriga Syndrome (Flexor Tendon Blockage) in Flexiortendon Injury. Seikei Saigai Geka, 30, 959-966. (In Japanese)