Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 2
Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Secondary to Missed Talus Fracture: A Case Report
Ahmet CETINKAL1, Kivanc TOPUZ2, Serdar KAYA3, Ahmet COLAK2, Mehmet Nusret DEMIRCAN2
1Kasimpasa Military Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Beyoglu / Istanbul, Turkey
2GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Uskudar / Istanbul, Turkey
3GATA Training Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Etlik / Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.2914-10.0 The anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (ATTS) has first been described by Kopell and Thompson in 1963. The anterior tarsal tunnel is formed by the fascia lining the inferior extensor retinaculum and talus as well as the navicular bone. Many ATTS cases with various etiologies have been reported since the first description. We report here an ATSS case resulting from a fibro-osseous structure that occurred after a missed talus fracture. The ATTS diagnosis can be made with a comprehensive clinical neurological examination and electrophysiological study. The treatment is based on the underlying etiology, while surgery is the most common treatment providing successful outcomes in the long term. Keywords : Anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome, Nerve entrapment, Talus
Corresponding author : Ahmet Cetınkal, acetinkal@yahoo.com