ECU tendon longitudinal split tear

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Ulnar wrist pain in a tennis player.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Diffuse oedema around the ulnar head and a longitudinal signal-intense band within the substance of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon (ECU).

Case Discussion

ECU tendinosis and partial ruptures due to overuse are often associated with instability of the tendon1.

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Case information

rID: 14707
Case created: 23rd Aug 2011
Last edited: 15th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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