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January 27, 2023

J Orthop Case Rep




Surgical Repair of Traumatic Rupture of Tibialis Posterior Tendon in 32-Year-Old Male.


Agrawal L, Ghodke A, Issrani M, Kotecha H, Shah D, Surme S
J Orthop Case Rep. 2022; 12(5):79-82.
PMID: 36685353.


This article reports a case of surgical repair of traumatic rupture of tibialis posterior (TP) tendon in a young healthy male after alleged history of grinder (heavy machine) injury over the foot, with the help of a suture anchor and running whip stitch followed by immobilization in a below knee slab postoperatively. The acute rupture of the TP tendon (TPT), compared to an acute rupture of the Achilles tendon, is a quite uncommon disease to be diagnosed in the emergency department setting. In most cases symptoms related to a TP dysfunction, like weakness, pain along the course of the tendon, swelling in the region of the medial malleolus, and the partial or complete loss of the medial arch with a flatfoot deformity precede the complete rupture of the tendon.