Rupture of the posterior tibial tendon associated with closed ankle fracture.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Rupture of the posterior tibial tendon has rarely been associated with closed ankle fractures. All previous cases have been in association with pronation-external rotation type fractures in which the medial malleolus has been fractured. This case represents the first such report of a severed posterior tibial tendon in the absence of a medial malleolar fracture and reemphasizes the importance of critically evaluating intraoperative radiographs following the open reduction and internal fixation of closed ankle fractures to assess the possibility of soft tissue interposition. In the event of an acute rupture of the posterior tibial tendon, the authors recommend primary tendon repair.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Monto, RR; Moorman, CT; Mallon, WJ; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • June 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 400 - 403

PubMed ID

  • 1894236

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0198-0211

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/107110079101100612


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States