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Varicosities as an Etiology of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and the Significance of Tinel’s Sign

Report of Two Cases in Young Men and a Review of the Literature

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  • 1 Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • | 2 Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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Two cases of tarsal tunnel syndrome in two young men with surgical and radiologic details are reported. The role of varicosities as a cause of tarsal tunnel syndrome and the significance of Tinel3s sign are discussed through a large review of the literature. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 99(2): 144–147, 2009)

Corresponding author: Dritan Pasku, MD, G. Gennimata 2, 71414, Tsalikaki, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. (E-mail: paskudr@yahoo.com)