Traumatic flexor digitorum superficialis and A2-A3 pulley rupture: case report

J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Mar;39(3):524-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.12.020.


We present a case of simultaneous traumatic rupture of the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon and the A2 and A3 flexor tendon pulleys. Excision of the flexor digitorum superficialis tendon and reconstruction of the pulleys led to restoration of function.

Keywords: Flexor digitorum superficialis; pulley repair; pulley rupture; tendon; tendon rupture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Finger Injuries / diagnosis
  • Finger Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Rupture
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnosis
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*
  • Tendon Transfer / methods