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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 2106203, 4 pages
Case Report

Acute Traumatic Musculotendinous Avulsion of the Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon Treated with Primary Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Transfer: A Novel Technique of Management

Dr. Paul Brand Center for Hand Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632004, India

Received 26 October 2015; Accepted 6 January 2016

Academic Editor: Dimitrios S. Karataglis

Copyright © 2016 P. Kiran Sasi et al. 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.


Traumatic musculotendinous junction avulsions are rare injuries except in avulsion amputations. They pose a significant challenge to the treating surgeon. We present a 24-year-old male who sustained an open musculotendinous avulsion of the flexor pollicis longus tendon. He was treated with primary tendon transfer using the flexor digitorum superficialis of ring finger, in flexor zone 3. The functional result at 10 months following surgery was excellent.