Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Clinical Case Report Volume 7 Issue 2

Localized Volkmann Contracture: The Role of Tendon Lengthening for Early Treatment

Pedro Ribeiro*, Ana Esteves, David Gouveia, Francisco Bernardes, José Miradouro, Joana Pereira, Tiago Costa and Rita Grazina

Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: Pedro Ribeiro, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal.

Received: January 02, 2024; Published: January 11, 2024


Volkmann contracture is a complication of upper limb trauma that results from compartment syndrome, posing serious motor and sensory limitations to patients. According to Tsuge, it can be divided in three degrees based on its severity. The mild type we will discuss in our clinical report, affects flexor digitorum profundus muscle. The authors report the case of a 40-year old male that suffered a compressive trauma to the forearm resulting in severe ring and little fingers flexion contractures, resistant to conservative treatment. At 9 months, patient was proposed to Guyon release and tendon lengthening at myotendinous junction with contraction and functional improvement. The mild type of Volkmann´s contracture might be overlooked and can be very disabling, that need accurate diagnosis and management.

Keywords: Tenotomy; Ischemic Contracture; Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes


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Citation: Pedro Ribeiro.,et al. “Localized Volkmann Contracture: The Role of Tendon Lengthening for Early Treatment".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 7.2 (2024): 17-20.


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