Rupture of the extensor hallucis longus tendon after ankle arthroscopy—An unusual complication

{ "0" : "Department of Orthopaedics, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate CT9 4AN, United Kingdom" , "2" : "Ankle arthroscopy" , "3" : "Extensor hallucis tendon" , "4" : "Complications" , "5" : "Rupture" , "6" : "Surgical repair"}
Foot and Ankle Surgery 12/2007; 13(1):45-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2006.06.006


Complications following ankle arthroscopy are frequent. The most common complication reported is neurologic injury. Other complications include vascular injury, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, synovitis, instrument breakage, painful scars and fibula fracture. We present a case of extensor hallucis tendon rupture after ankle arthroscopy. A rare complication not previously reported. This was treated surgically with an uneventful recovery.

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