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Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon Rupture Repair Using a Fascia Lata Allograft

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  • 1 Submitted during third-year residency, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
  • | 2 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine; Residency Director, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
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The authors present a case of a traumatic extensor hallucis longus tendon rupture sustained 2 days after hallux valgus and hammer toe correction. The ruptured tendon, separated by a 6-cm defect, was repaired using a fascia lata allograft. This case demonstrates a serious complication of a commonly performed procedure and a salvage technique useful for dealing with large tendon defects. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 92(8): 467-470, 2002)

Mailing address: Department of Surgery, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Eighth at Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.