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CONGENITAL ABSENCE OF THE EXTENSOR POLLICIS LONGUS OF BOTH THUMBS. OPERATION AND CURE.

ZADEK, ISADORE
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: April 1934
Case Report

A case of bilateral congenital absence of the extensor pollicis longus is reported, in which operation was performed, utilizing the extensor carpi radialis longus muscle as a substitute. A free graft was taken from the common extensor tendon to the index finger to add sufficient length to the extensor carpi radialis longus, so that it could be substituted for the absent tendon. The result has been an almost complete cure.

(C) 1934 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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