Involvement of tendons in hand lacerations is common, and immediate treatment involves exploration and primary repair. A programme of protected rehabilitation to allow healing and prevent rupture must follow. An unusual case is reported of tendon rupture in a body builder caused by use of an electronic muscle stimulator. Body builders should be warned about this mode of rupture, which has not been previously reported, during their rehabilitation.
- Kessler technique
- body builder
- weight training
- flexor pollicis longus
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Published Online First 15 September 2006
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