Posterior tibialis tendon rupture associated with closed medial malleolus fracture and avulsion of anterior talofibular ligament: A case report and review of the literature

Amir Reza Vosoughi, Hamid Ravanbod, Mark Gilheany, Mohammad Ali Erfani, Kamran Mozaffarian

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Abstract

Introduction: Traumatic rupture of posterior tibialis tendon in association with medial malleolus fracture is extremely rare. Case Presentation: We demonstrate our experience in the management of a complete posterior tibialis tendon (PTT) rupture and anterior talofibular ligament avulsion fracture from the talus in association with medial malleolus fracture in a 30-year-old male motorcyclist without any open wounds. Discussion: We believe this to be the first reported injury of this type in the literature. Closed ankle fractures may obscure surrounding tendon rupture and the clinician may be tempted to focus on the osseous injuries rather than the significance of associated soft tissue injures. Conclusion: This particular case demonstrates the importance of assessing for PTT injury in situations where high velocity impact to the ankle results in malleolar fracture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalHong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

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