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Dysfunction of posterior tibial tendon

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Dysfunction, Tibialis Posterior; Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction; Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, Posterior; Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction
SNOMED CT: Dysfunction of posterior tibial tendon (107931000119105)


A condition characterized by a broad range of progressive disorders ranging from TENOSYNOVITIS to tendon rupture with or without hindfoot collapse to a fixed, rigid, FLATFOOT deformity. Pathologic changes can involve associated tendons, ligaments, joint structures of the ANKLE, hindfoot, and midfoot. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is the most common cause of acquired flatfoot deformity in adults. [from MeSH]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVDysfunction of posterior tibial tendon

Professional guidelines


Weinraub GM, Saraiya MJ
Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2002 Jul;19(3):345-70, v. doi: 10.1016/s0891-8422(02)00007-1. PMID: 12379971
Steb HS, Marzano R
Clin Podiatr Med Surg 1999 Jul;16(3):439-51. PMID: 10470507
Sobel E, Levitz SJ, Caselli MA
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 1999 May;89(5):220-33. doi: 10.7547/87507315-89-5-220. PMID: 10349286

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