2 ; 1 ; in Month : March (2020) Article No : sjomd-v2-1004
Anindya Lahiri

Abstract Extensor pollicis longus (EPL), the long extensor tendon for the thumb, is one of the commonest tendon to rupture and require treatment. In case of closed rupture of EPL, direct repair is usually not possible, requiring tendon reconstruction to restore function. Traditionally, extensor indicis proprius (EIP) tendon is transferred under general or regional anaesthesia through two (or more) incisions. The author proposes and demonstrates that it is possible to carry out this transfer through one short incision under local anaesthesia with good outcome and minimal complications.

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