Tibialis Anterior Tendon Lengthening: Adjunctive Treatment of Plantar Lateral Column Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Paul J. Kim, John S. Steinberg, Mamoru Kikuchi, Christopher E. Attinger

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Abstract

Tendon lengthening and rebalancing are adjunctive procedures for the treatment of chronic ulcerations in the diabetic foot. For example, the equinus deformity has been implicated as a major deforming force and is surgically treated by lengthening the Achilles tendon. A contracted tibialis anterior tendon can also play a role by potentiating a varus rotational force, increasing the pressures along the lateral column of the forefoot, and resulting in the development or chronicity of an ulceration. We present a novel application of tibialis anterior tendon lengthening for the adjunctive treatment of chronic ulcerations in the diabetic foot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-691
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Tenotomy
Diabetic Foot
Equinus Deformity
Achilles Tendon
Tendons
Pressure
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Anterior tibial tendon
  • Biomechanics
  • Chronic ulcer
  • Diabetes
  • Pressure
  • Tibialis anterior tendon lengthening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Tibialis Anterior Tendon Lengthening : Adjunctive Treatment of Plantar Lateral Column Diabetic Foot Ulcers. / Kim, Paul J.; Steinberg, John S.; Kikuchi, Mamoru; Attinger, Christopher E.

In: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Vol. 54, No. 4, 01.07.2015, p. 686-691.

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Kim, Paul J. ; Steinberg, John S. ; Kikuchi, Mamoru ; Attinger, Christopher E. / Tibialis Anterior Tendon Lengthening : Adjunctive Treatment of Plantar Lateral Column Diabetic Foot Ulcers. In: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 54, No. 4. pp. 686-691.
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