PTA Question of the Week – Tendon rupture


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You have asked a patient to make a fist, and although he can complete the task, he cannot flex the distal phalanx of the ring finger. This clinical finding can best be explained by:

  1. A ruptured extensor digitorum communis tendon
  2. A ruptured flexor digitorum profundus tendon
  3. A ruptured flexor carpi radialis tendon
  4. A ruptured flexor digitorum superficialis tendon

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