Fujita N, Doita M, Yoshikawa M, Fujioka H, Sha N, Yoshiya S.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kanebo Memorial Hospital, Kobe, Japan.
Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon is uncommon in sports activities. We report a rare case of a professional downhill skier presenting with a rupture of the EPL tendon. Repetitive motion of the wrist joint appeared to cause the rupture. The patient was treated successfully with tendon transfer of the extensor indicis proprius.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2004 Oct 29.