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J Orthop Case Rep



Allograft Reconstruction of Spontaneous Tibialis Anterior Tendon Rupture in a Diabetic Patient.


Siang D K T, Pitarini A, Koo K
J Orthop Case Rep. 2019; 9(3):57-60.
PMID: 31559229.


The tibialis anterior (TA) is a powerful dorsiflexor of the ankle. Ruptures of the TA can be a distressing condition that needed a surgical intervention. Fortunately, despite being the third most common lower limb tendon rupture (after Achilles and patellar tendon), ruptures of the TA remain a rare clinical entity. We present a case of spontaneous rupture of the TA in an elderly diabetic lady as well as our successful repair using a TA allograft to bridge the defect gap.