Case Report
Volume 12 Issue 10 - 2021
Traumatic Open and Closed Injury to the Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon - A Review of Three Case Reports
Andrea Sallent1,2, Marta Altayó1*, Ignacio Maled1,2, Gemma Duarri1,2 and Rosa Busquets1,2
1Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Vall d’ Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2Foot and Ankle Surgery Unit, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Marta Altayó, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Vall d’ Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Received: August 04, 2021; Published: September 29, 2021


Rupture of the extensor hallucis longus (EHL) is an uncommon injury. The present series describe three different presentations of EHL rupture with their treatment and follow-up. The primary end-point of these cases is to remark the importance of a prompt diagnosis and the need of early surgery for revision and suture of the EHL tendon. The first goal of these surgeries is to avoid hallux plantarflexion if left untreated. A plantarflexed hallux not only may be painful but can impede walking normally. The second end-point is to remark the proximity of the deep peroneal nerve to the EHL and the possibility of a concomitant injury.


Keywords: Deep Peroneal Nerve Injury; Extensor Hallucis Longus; Hammered Hallux; Tendon Injury; Tendon Repair


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Citation: Marta Altayó., et al. “Traumatic Open and Closed Injury to the Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon - A Review of Three Case Reports”. EC Orthopaedics 12.10 (2021): 49-54.

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