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Longitudinal Tear of the Tibialis Anterior Tendon

Graham A. Hamilton Departments of Orthopedics and Podiatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Oakland and Richmond, CA.
Department of Education, San Francisco Bay Area Foot and Ankle Residency Program, San Francisco, CA.

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Lawrence A. Ford Departments of Orthopedics and Podiatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Oakland and Richmond, CA.
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Diagnosis and treatment of longitudinal tears of the tibialis anterior tendon are not well documented in the surgical literature. Described here is successful primary surgical repair of a longitudinally torn tibialis anterior tendon in a 60-year-old woman. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(4): 390–393, 2005)

Corresponding author: Graham A. Hamilton, DPM, Departments of Orthopedics and Podiatric Surgery, Kaiser Pemanente Medical Center, 280 W MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611-5693.
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