Chronic ulnar wrist pain secondary to partial rupture of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon

J Hand Surg Am. 1987 Nov;12(6):1032-5. doi: 10.1016/s0363-5023(87)80105-3.

Abstract

An unusual case of symptomatic partial rupture of the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon after trauma is described. The patient was successfully treated by surgical removal of a prominent ulnar ridge, debridement of the ECU tendon, and ECU subsheath reconstruction. Extensor carpi ulnaris subluxation and partial rupture should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient with chronic ulnar wrist pain.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Rupture
  • Tendon Injuries*
  • Tendons / surgery
  • Wrist Injuries / complications*
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery