Non rheumatoid closed rupture of extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. Report of a case in a professional athlete

Acta Orthop Belg. 2002 Oct;68(4):399-402.


A rare case of closed, non-rheumatoid rupture of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon, that occurred in a professional tennis player, is presented. The authors describe the diagnostic problems and the treatment. They discuss the anatomical particularities of the area, the probable pathological mechanisms that lead to the lesion and the best ways of dealing with the problem.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Rupture
  • Tendon Injuries / pathology*
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*
  • Tendon Transfer / methods*
  • Tendons
  • Tennis / injuries*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wrist Injuries / pathology*
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones