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An 8-year-old boy presented with inability to extend his fingers. Examination revealed congenital hypoplasia of the extensor tendons. He was treated with tendon transfers. We present a review of the literature and management of such cases.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Publication Date

02/2001

Volume

46

Pages

57 - 58

Addresses

Hand and Upper Limb Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, General Hospital Hartlepool, Teeside, U.K. mawajid@rcsed.ac.uk

Keywords

Fingers, Tendons, Humans, Hand Deformities, Congenital, Contracture, Tendon Transfer, Child, Male