Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp 695–698 | Cite as

Tendoscopic debridement for stage I posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

  • Hung  Tsan Chow
  • Kwok Bill Chan
  • Tun Hing Lui


Our objective is to assess whether the tendoscopic synovectomy is effective to control the stage I posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Our study is a retrospective one. The participants, six patients with stage I posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, were treated with tendoscopy with synovectomy for the past 3 years. The results show that this is a safe procedure and we could achieve similar effectiveness as the traditional open procedure. There was no complication found. None of our patients have progressed to stage II or above posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. In conclusion, tendoscopic debridement is a minimal invasive surgery. It is effective to control the stage I posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. In addition, it had the advantages of smaller scars, less wound pain and a short hospital stay.


Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction Tenosynovitis Tendoscopy Foot and ankle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hung  Tsan Chow
    • 1
  • Kwok Bill Chan
    • 1
  • Tun Hing Lui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyNorth District HospitalSheung ShuiPeople’s Republic of China

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