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Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 107–110 | Cite as

Closed subcutaneous rupture of the flexor hallucis longus tendon. Case report and review of the literature

  • Crispino Grispigni
  • Alessandro De Ponti
  • Paola Danasini
  • Lorenza Sarto
CASE REPORT

Abstract

A case of complete closed rupture of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon at the level of the first metatarsal head in a young athlete is discussed. In the absence of systemic diseases as predisposing factors, this injury is a rare event. Available literature reports eight cases, only one of which showed the same lesion pattern as in the case we describe. As termino-terminal tendon suture was impossible, a suture of the FHL distal caput on the flexor hallucis brevis tendon was performed. This avoided hyperextension of the distal phalanx and achieved the overall plantar flexion of the big toe.

Key words Flexor hallucis longus Foot Tendon rupture 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Crispino Grispigni
    • 1
  • Alessandro De Ponti
    • 1
  • Paola Danasini
    • 1
  • Lorenza Sarto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hospital San Raffaele, University Vita e Salute, Via Olgettina 60, I-20132 Milan, Italy, Tel.: +39-02-26432389, Fax: +39-02-26432482, E-mail: alexdeponti@hotmail.comIT

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