Index finger disability due to flexor superficialis tendon anomaly

Index finger disability due to flexor superficialis tendon anomaly


  • Landino Cugola Hand Surgery Unit, Ospedale Pederzoli, Peschiera del Garda (VR)
  • Gianpaolo Fasolo Department of Hand Surgery, Kidane Mehret Hospital, Adwa, Ethiopia
  • Luca Canobbio Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
  • Ruggero Testoni Department of Hand Surgery, Pederzoli Hospital, Peschiera del Garda, Italy


anomalous flexor tendons, index disability, digit dysfunction


Background and aim: We present the case of a 18 year old patient with history of two years of index disability, our purpose is to describe an atypical cause of digit dysfunction. Methods: An anomalous fibrous cord between the flexor superficialis tendon indicis and radius was found in a young man’s distal forearm upon surgical exploration after 2 years of index disability. Results: The excision of the fibrous cord resulted in quick and complete recovery. Conclusions: We offer our experience with this case in the differential diagnosis of digit disability. (


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Cugola L, Fasolo G, Canobbio L, Testoni R. Index finger disability due to flexor superficialis tendon anomaly. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 25 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];92(S1):e2021120. Available from: