Distal tendinosis of the tibialis anterior tendon.
Andrew D Beischer, Ben M Beamond, Andrew JL Jowett, Richard O'Sullivan
Foot Ankle Int | SAGE Publications | Published : 2009
BACKGROUND: Disorders of the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon have infrequently been reported but spontaneous rupture of this tendon is well recognized. The clinical presentation of tendinosis without rupture of the distal TA has not previously been reported and is the basis of this paper. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study of 29 patients diagnosed with distal TA tendinosis was undertaken. Data collected included, patient demographics, weight, height, pain profile and examination findings. All patients underwent MRI of the symptomatic foot. Operative findings of those patients undergoing surgery for this condition were collected. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients (32 feet) were included in the study gr..View full abstract