Concurrent Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendon Rupture and Distal Radius and Ulna Fractures

Robert Ryan Williams, Alexander Goodsett, John J. Faillace

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We present a case of an acute fracture of the distal radius and ulna with a concurrent flexor carpi radialis tendon rupture in a 48-year-old woman with a history of liver transplant. She was treated with open reduction and internal fixation of her fractures without tendinous repair and regained wrist motion symmetric to her uninjured wrist. To our knowledge, similar injury patterns have only been reported twice in the literature. We present this case of distal radius and ulna fracture with an associated flexor carpi radialis rupture with the goal of expanding the existing literature and aiding future clinicians to navigate similar scenarios and improve patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery Global Online
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • Distal radius fracture
  • Flexor carpi radialis rupture
  • Fracture fixation
  • Tendon rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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