Tibialis anterior tendon rupture
An opponent stepped on the patient's dorsiflexed foot in a soccer game. Weakened and painful dorsiflexion of the foot. Palpable mass at the anterior ankle joint.
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Complete rupture of the anterior tibialis tendon with retraction of the proximal tendon end.
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In complete ruptures, a mass may be seen or felt, which corresponds to the proximal tendon end, that is typically retracted to the level of the oblique superomedial limb of the inferior extensor retinaculum1.