Flexor tenosynovitis and tendon rupture are rare. Yet these occurrences can be serious complications after treatment of a fractured distal radius with a volar plate. The highest incidents of rupture are associated with the plate on or distal to the watershed line of the radius. Although studies have shown that reattachment of the pronator quadratus (PQ) following plating does not lead to improved measures in grip strength or range of motion, it is possible that doing so may reduce the incidence of flexor tendon irritation or rupture. Reattachment of the PQ after a standard approach does not often capture the distal edge of the plate. We present a new technique for a rotation muscle flap of the PQ muscle that improves coverage of the volar distal radius plate

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