J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2019 Oct;54(5):447-451. 10.4055/jkoa.2019.54.5.447.

Flexor Digitorum Avulsion Secondary to Enchondroma of the Distal Phalanx

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea. kop516@gmail.com

Abstract

This case report describes the unusual occurrence of a flexor digitorum profundus avulsion secondary to an enchondroma of the distal phalanx of the middle finger. The enchondroma was treated by simple curettage with an autogenous bone graft harvested from the olecranon. The avulsed bone fragment was reattached to the distal phalanx using the pull-out suture technique. Bony union and full function of the digit were achieved.

Keyword

distal phalanx; flexor digitorum profundus; enchondroma
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