Posttraumatic recurrent subluxation of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon

J Hand Surg Am. 1982 Jan;7(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/s0363-5023(82)80002-6.


Isolated posttraumatic subluxation of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon at the wrist has received scant attention in the literature. Five patients with this condition were seen during a 21-month period. All had chronic subluxation resulting from forearm hypersupination injury sustained during an athletic activity. Surgical treatment was indicated for three patients, and each obtained a satisfactory result. The salient pathologic feature appears to be a disruption of the ulnar-restraining septum of the sixth dorsal compartment of the wrist. Surgical treatment by reconstruction of this structure appears to be reliable and beneficial.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / complications*
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / etiology*
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Tendon Injuries / etiology*
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery
  • Wrist Injuries / etiology*
  • Wrist Injuries / surgery