Repair of a chronic anterior tibial tendon rupture using allograft


Journal Article

Current treatment of long-standing anterior tibialis tendon rupture with a large tendon defect is not well described. We present a technique for management of large tendon defects greater than 4 cm not otherwise amenable to currently described techniques of tendon repair. Allograft reconstruction is a viable alternative and functions well if the muscle has no evidence of fatty infiltration. This technique results in an anatomic repair without utilizing tendon transfer. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Boyette, DM; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • June 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 120 - 124

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/btf.0b013e318165decc

Citation Source

  • Scopus