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Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Laceration S96.029A 892.2


Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Laceration ICD-10

A- unspecified foot, initial encounter

D- unspecified foot, subsequent encounter

S- sequela

Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Laceration ICD-9

  • 727.68 Rupture of tendon, nontraumtic, other tendons of foot and ankle
  • 892.2 Open wound of foot except toe, with tendon involvement

synonyms: FHL laceration
Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Laceration 

Unrepaired lacerations of the flexor hallucis longus in young athletes most often result in little loss of function.  The tendon has also been used for reconstruction of the Achilles tendon following tendinitis or rupture, with no loss of push-off strength.  Interconnections between the flexor hallucis longus and flexor digitorum longus tendons may be one factor responsible for this continued function.  Direct repair of the tendon may be difficult; extensive exposure is necessary because of tendinous retraction and may result in a painful scar and loss of flexion. Frenette JP, Jackson DW:  Lacerations of the flexor hallucis longus in the young athlete.  J Bone Joint Surg 1977;59A:673-676.


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