Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction in the athlete

Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 1997 Jul;14(3):479-88.


It has been demonstrated that athletes who are properly diagnosed and treated early for PTT dysfunction with aggressive conservative management typically have a much better prognosis and are able to return to activities much sooner. Conservative management of this over-use or traumatic injury is helpful, even as a stop-gap measure in anticipation of a inevitable surgical correction. For the elderly, sedentary, or high-risk patient, aggressive conservative care is a viable option in lieu of surgical intervention. If surgery is indicated, however, there are a multitude of procedures to choose depending on the pathology and its extent.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy
  • Foot*
  • Humans
  • Muscular Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Muscular Diseases* / etiology
  • Muscular Diseases* / physiopathology
  • Muscular Diseases* / therapy
  • Sports*
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnosis
  • Tendon Injuries / etiology
  • Tendon Injuries / physiopathology
  • Tendon Injuries / therapy
  • Tendons / anatomy & histology
  • Tendons / physiopathology*