Complete atraumatic rupture of the flexor hallucis longus tendon: a case report and review of the literature

Foot Ankle Int. 1998 Jul;19(7):472-4. doi: 10.1177/107110079801900709.


A complete atraumatic rupture of the flexor hallucis longus tendon in a patient without systemic disease is a rare occurrence. Although four cases of complete traumatic ruptures have been cited in the literature, only one case of a complete atraumatic rupture has been previously reported. Presented here is a second case with a review of the literature and a discussion of the surgical indications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Foot
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscular Diseases* / pathology
  • Muscular Diseases* / surgery
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Tendons / surgery