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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 934384, 4 pages
Case Report

Subcutaneous Rupture of the Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon after Corticosteroid Injections for DeQuervain’s Stenosing Tenovaginitis

1Montpellier Institute of Surgery for the Hand, Clinical Clementville, 34000 Montpellier, France
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (B4), CHU Hassan II Hospital, University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, 3000 Fez, Morocco

Received 22 June 2014; Accepted 26 August 2014; Published 12 October 2014

Academic Editor: Quamar Bismil

Copyright © 2014 Hassan Boussakri and Amara Bouali. 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.


DeQuervain’s stenosing tenovaginitis is a common condition. Nonsurgical treatment by corticosteroid injection has significantly improved the management of this disease. The authors describe a case of subcutaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon at the wrist, three months after two corticosteroid injections for DeQuervain’s stenosing tenovaginitis. The etiological history has not found any trauma history of the wrist. The aim of our work is to draw attention to this rare complication and discuss its therapeutic management. Our functional results were excellent.