Rupture of the Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle Secondary to Repetitive Overuse in a Taekwondo AthleteA Case Report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Closed rupture of the extensor hallucis longus (EHL) tendon is rare, with most cases caused by either direct penetrating trauma or predisposing factors such as corticosteroid injection and iatrogenic trauma incidences. Almost all of the previous case reports have reported on rupture of the EHL tendon rather than the EHL muscle. In this report, we highlight an unusual clinical presentation of a rupture of the EHL muscle and discuss its predisposing factors. This patient was a taekwondo athlete with EHL muscle rupture secondary to repetitive overuse without any underlying systemic or local predisposing factors or direct trauma. Fifteen months after successful surgical treatment, he became fully functional again as an elite taekwondo athlete.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chun, D-I; Lee, J-H; Cho, J

Published Date

  • September 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 446 - 449

PubMed ID

  • 29077497

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1930-8264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7547/16-012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States