Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis brevis tendon in a baseball pitcher: A case report

  • TAKUYA FUJIMOTO
  • YOSHIHIRO TANASE
  • TAKASHI ORIBE
  • YASUSHI WATANABE
Keywords: Extensor indicis proprius (EIP), extensor pollicis brevis (EPB), spontaneous rupture, tendon transfer

Abstract

A 15-year-old pitcher on a boys’ Little League baseball team suffered spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) tendon. Since the EPB tendon was, at surgery, found hypoplastic and non-functional, transfer of the extensor indicis proprius (EIP) tendon was carried out. After a 6-month period of rehabilitation and follow-up, the patient was able to resume playing baseball. Although rupture of the EPB is rare, transfer of the EIP tendon is one of the treatments of choice for such injuries.

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Published
2009-09-15
How to Cite
FUJIMOTO, T., TANASE, Y., ORIBE, T., & WATANABE, Y. (2009). Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis brevis tendon in a baseball pitcher: A case report. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 114(3), 189-192. https://doi.org/10.1080/03009730902989323

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