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2019 Jul-Aug

J Clin Orthop Trauma



Diagnosing posterior tibial tendon tear with dynamic ultrasound following tibial intramedullary nailing.


Kavuri VC, Earasi K, Varacallo M, Harding SP
J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2019 Jul-Aug; 10(4):666-668.
PMID: 31316236.


Complications following tibial intramedullary nailing include anterior knee pain, malunion, nonunion, and symptomatic/prominent interlocking screws. We report a case of a posterior tibial tendon tear caused by placement of a distal interlocking screw which was detected via dynamic ultrasound. This is a rare and possibly underreported complication which could be the cause of persistent medial sided ankle pain following locked tibial nail placement.