Multiple flexor tendon pulley ruptures in a division 1 collegiate football player

Kelly Scott, Donald Dulle, Genaro Garcia, Jonathan A. Flug, Anikar Chhabra

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Injuries to the hand and digits are common in football players. To our knowledge, there have been no reports on multiple flexor pulley ruptures in football players treated non-operatively through splinting and taping techniques. A 22-year old collegiate defensive lineman sustained an injury resulting in complete disruption of the annular 2, 3, 4, and cruciate 1 and 2 pulleys. The patient was successfully treated with serial custom splints for 12 weeks. Our splinting and taping techniques and timing of these have not been previously described. This case illustrates a successful treatment option in football players with multiple flexor pulley ruptures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8316
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalOrthopedic Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019


  • Annular
  • Cruciate
  • Flexor digitorum
  • Splint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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