Nakata K, Shino K, Horibe S, et al: Reconstruction of the lateral ligaments of the ankle using solvent-dried and gamma-irradiated allogenic fascia lata. .J Bone Joint Surg Br82::579. ,2000. .10855887)| false
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)
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