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Foot Ankle Int. 1994 Aug;15(8):433-6.

Closed rupture of the flexor hallucis longus tendon in a long distance runner: report of a case and review of the literature.

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Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.

Abstract

A unique case report of rupture of the flexor hallucis longus tendon at the great toe metatarsal head level is reported in a well-trained marathon runner. The literature regarding interruptions of the flexor hallucis longus tendon is reviewed. There is an identifiable trend: Closed ruptures of the tendons when repaired, do not permit pull-through of the tendon, whereas open lacerations have some potential to restore this function.

PMID:
7981815
DOI:
10.1177/107110079401500806
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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