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Rupture of a flexor pollicis longus repair in a body builder through the use of an electronic muscle stimulator

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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
  • rehabilitation
  • body builder
  • weight training
  • flexor pollicis longus

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