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Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2016 Mar;24(1):38-41. doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000086.

Endoscopic Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Transfer for Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture.

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*Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, Hong Kong †Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong ‡Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine Mile, End Hospital, London, UK.


Chronic Achilles tendon rupture posed significant disability to the patients. Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer can be used to restore the plantarflexion power of the ankle. Traditionally, a long medial incision with extensive soft tissue dissection is needed for FHL transfer. With the advance in flexor hallucis tendoscopy, endoscopic FHL tendon transfer can be performed without extensive soft tissue dissection.

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