A classification system for anomalies of the extensor pollicis longus

Tolga Türker, Gregory A. Robertson, Sunil M. Thirkannad

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Abstract

Introduction: Variations of the long extensor tendon to the thumb are very rare. Materials and Methods: We present three cases in which there was a supernumerary long extensor tendon to the thumb. In all three cases, the supernumerary tendon emerged from the fourth dorsal compartment and had a parallel course to the extensor pollicis longus. Results: Details of the anomalies are described along with a meta-analysis of relevant literature. A classification system of these anomalies is also proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalHand
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anomalies
  • Extensor tendon
  • Supernumerary tendon
  • Thumb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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