Rubber Band (Dhaga) Syndrome of the Wrist

  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Kamal Kant Sharma
  • Lalit Kumar Chauhan
  • Pooja Mehta
Scientific Letter



MK, KKS and LKC: Patient care and surgical intervention; PM: Performed the neuroimaging; MK and PM: Reviewed the literature and wrote the final manuscript. MK will act as guarantor for this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mukesh Kumar
    • 1
  • Kamal Kant Sharma
    • 2
  • Lalit Kumar Chauhan
    • 1
  • Pooja Mehta
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsShriram HospitalJodhpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryShriram HospitalJodhpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, SRL Diagnostics, 2S Wellness & Research CentreJodhpurIndia

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