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Rupture of the tibialis posterior tendon: an important differential in the assessment of ankle injuries
  1. A P Foster1,
  2. N W Thompson1,
  3. M D Crone2,
  4. A P Charlwood1
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrA P Foster
 1 Rochester Drive, Belfast BT6 9JX, UK;


Rupture of the tibialis posterior tendon can be missed. We report a case of posterior tibialis tendon rupture that, owing to misdiagnosis, resulted in a significant foot deformity requiring arthrodesis for chronic pain.

  • tibialis posterior
  • rupture
  • magnetic resonance imaging

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  • Competing interests: none declared