extensor pollicis longus


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extensor pollicis longus

a muscle that extends all the joints of the thumb.
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Multisequence MRI study was conducted after 3plane axial localizer, coronal T1 weighted image, tSE revealed splitting of the pre-insertional portion of Extensor pollicis longus tendon which was seen just distal to the carpometacarpal joint of thumb.
2009), that there was a double extensor pollicis longus tendon found in a rheumatoid arthritis patient during a dorsal approach to his wrist.
Rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon after Colles fracture and by rheumatoid arthritis.
In contrast to pediatric trigger thumb, congenital clasped thumb manifests as flexion at the thumb MP joint, but depending on involvement of the extensor pollicis longus tendon, flexion at the IP joint may be present.
There was 1(5%) case of extensor pollicis longus tendon irritation which was because of long volar to dorsal screw and the pain subsided once the screw was removed.
The flexor carpi ulnaris, flexor carpi radialis, extensor pollicis longus, and extensor carpi ulnaris can each be involved.
Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) and flexor pollicis longus (FPL) rupture have been described as complications associated with locked volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures.
Additionally, using small dorsal incisions in patients with dorsal communition would allow direct visualization of the extensor pollicis longus, elimination of any sharp fracture fragments that are cutting into the tendons, and the filling of fracture gaps.
The extensor pollicis brevis, extensor pollicis longus, and flexor pollicis longus are extrinsic muscles that provide stability in response to valgus loads.
At the base of the first metacarpal, superficial to the extensor pollicis longus tendon, 2 mL of local anesthetic are injected.
The extensor pollicis longus and the abductor pollicis longus attached primarily to the interosseous ligament (81% and 62%, respectively).

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