Distal radius fractures are a common reason for orthopaedic consultations in emergency departments and outpatient orthopaedic clinics. Ruptures of the extensor pollicis longus tendon have been regularly described in conjunction with distal radius fractures, whereas only five cases of flexor tendon injuries have been reported. We describe a patient with acute rupture of the flexor tendon identified during operative fixation of the distal radius fracture. The tendon avulsion was repaired at the same time as fracture fixation; unfortunately, the patient was lost to follow-up. This case highlights the importance of a careful physical examination in treating high-energy traumatic injuries and the need to be aware of potential tendon injuries in the operating room.
Aubin-Lemay, Camille and Deana Mercer. "Intraoperative Finding of Flexor Carpi Radialis Avulsion During Closed Distal Radius Fracture: A Case Report." UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal 8, 1 (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_jor/vol8/iss1/6