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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013, Article ID 183018, 3 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Hand Xanthomatosis

1Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgery, Balcali Hospital, Cukurova University, Adana 01030, Turkey
2Division of Sport Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, 10753 Falls Road, Suites 215, Lutherville, Baltimore, MD 21093, USA
3Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Wyman Park Drive Baltimore, MD 21211, USA

Received 20 April 2013; Accepted 20 May 2013

Academic Editors: C. C. Liao, C. W. Muller, and A. Murray

Copyright © 2013 Gazi Huri and Noah Joachim. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Tendon xanthomatosis often accompanies familial hypercholesterolaemia, but it can also occur in other pathologic states. Of the musculoskeletal system, the Achilles tendon is the most commonly effected tendon due to xanthomatosis. Although there are previous reports for flexor tendon involvement, to our knowledge there is no report in the English literature about bilateral hand extensor tendon xanthomatosis that causes restriction in the range of motion. The case that will be presented in this report is therefore unique.