TRAUMATIC DISLOCATION OF THE POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON (CASE REPORT AND REVIEW)

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Abstract

The tibialis posterior tendon is the most superficial structure, passing behind the medial malleolus in the groove, which continue to strong fibro-osseus tunnel. Dislocation of the tibialis posterior tendon - a rare pathology, caused often by trauma. Analysis of foreign literature revealed that at present, since 1968, there is a description of only 34 cases of such injury. In russian literature such cases have not been described. The first case of this pathology is described by C. Martius in 1874. The authors analyzed the recent literature on this issue, and present a case of surgical treatment of the posterior tibial tendon dislocation. Patient had an injury during playing football and it was a direct trauma. During the MRI, radiologist had suspected dislocation of posterior tibial tendon, and the patient was sent to Vreden Institution of Traumatology and Orthopedics. Patients underwent surgery: recess medial malleolus groove was deeped, a flexor retinaculum flap was made, then it was fixed by transosseous sutures to the tibia. At one year follow-up patient showed a complete range of motion in the joint, the absence of any pain and returned to the previous sports activity. This article shows the difficulty for the diagnosis of traumatic dislocation of the posterior tibial tendon and shows the possibilities of surgical treatment in such cases.

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E. A. Shchepkina

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Email: fake@neicon.ru
orthopedic surgeon at the trauma and orthopedic department N 7 Russian Federation

E. P. Sorokin

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Author for correspondence.
Email: epsorokin@rniito.ru
researcher Russian Federation

S. A. Lasunsky

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

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the head of the trauma and orthopedic department N 7 Russian Federation

D. V. Stafeev

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Email: fake@neicon.ru
оrthopedic surgeon of the trauma and orthopedic department N 7 Russian Federation

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