Index finger extensor tendon injury

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


A case of left hand cut injury on dorsal aspect about 2 weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

There is complete cut injury involving index finger extensor tendon. Proximal torn ends are at second metacarpal base level. Distal torn ends are near the base of the index finger proximal phalanx base. The gap between torn ends is about 59 mm.

Case Discussion

This patient presented with a recent history of a cut injury to the dorsum of the left hand followed by a loss of index finger extension.

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