Displaced Dorsal Metaphyseal Cortex Associated With Delayed Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon Entrapment in a Pediatric Smith’s Fracture


Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon entrapment has been rarely reported as a  complication of closed treatment of a pediatric Smith’s type distal radius fractures. This article presents the unique case of an initially functional EPL tendon that became entrapped in fracture callus in a 9-year-old boy, the youngest reported in the literature. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 22(2):173–175, 2013)

Alfred A. Mansour III, MD; Jeffry T. Watson, MD; and Jeffrey E. Martus, MD