Tarsal tunnel syndrome and flexor hallucis longus tendon hypertrophy

D. Rodriguez, B. Devos Bevernage, P. Maldague, P. A. Deleu, T. Leemrijse

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Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) defines an entrapment neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve or one of its branches, within the tarsal tunnel. Numerous etiologies have been described explaining this entrapment, including trauma, space-occupying lesions, foot deformities, etc. We present an unreported cause of a space-occupying lesion in the etiology of TTS, namely the combination of a hypertrophic long distally extended muscle belly of the flexor hallucis longus and repetitive ankle motion. Surgical debulking of the muscle belly in the posterior ankle compartment resolved all symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-831
Number of pages3
JournalOrthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Nov 2010


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