Extensor carpi ulnaris tendon longitudinal split tear

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Ulnar wrist pain in a tennis player.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Diffuse edema 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 tendon 1.

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Case information

rID: 14707
Published: 23rd Aug 2011
Last edited: 29th Sep 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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