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Fig. 1 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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From: Traumatic index extensor tendon attenuation mimicking closed tendon rupture: two case reports

Fig. 1

a. Preoperative extension loss of the MP joint of the left index finger. b. Three-dimensional CT imaging showing the slackness of the index EDC and EIP tendons. c. Intraoperative findings of the attenuated tendons of both the EIP (black triangle) and index EDC (black arrow) without tendon ruptures at the muscloctaneous junction. Repairing the attenuated EIP tendon with palmaris longus tendon grafting and plication of the attenuated index EDC tendon. d. Hematoxylin and eosin staining and Masson trichrome staining of the attenuated EIP tendon showing continuity of the tendon with some intratendinous microruptures. e. Postoperative extension of the MP joint of left index finger

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