Second Metacarpal Base Avulsion Fracture Due to the Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Tendon: A Case Report PD01-PD02
Dr. Tanvi Rao,
Senior Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, Pondichery Institute of Medical Sciences,
Kalapet-605014, Pondicherry, India.
Fracture avulsion injuries of the extensors of the wrist are not common. The most common mode of injury is forced flexion of the hand and wrist with Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus (ECRL) contraction at the same time. These fractures are generally managed by Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) along with repair of the ECRL tendon. This modality of management is associated with less chance of complications, makes the joint more stable and has an overall positive result.