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Type 5 avulsion of the insertion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon.

Research paper by M M MM Al-Qattan

Indexed on: 19 Sep '01Published on: 19 Sep '01Published in: The Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume



Abstract

Four cases of avulsion of the insertion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon with an osseous fragment are presented. In each case, there was another significant fracture of the distal phalanx. The current classification system for flexor profundus avulsions is reviewed and an extended classification is offered which considers such avulsions.