International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Dropped hallux after expert tibia interlocking nailing in proximal tibia fractures in a tertiary care hospital: A case report

2024, Volume 10 Issue 2

Dropped hallux after expert tibia interlocking nailing in proximal tibia fractures in a tertiary care hospital: A case report

Author(s): Abhishek Paul, Dr. Heoj Nandan Sonowal and Dr. Soma Paul
Abstract: In road traffic accidents, tibia fractures occur frequently. Interlocking nails are commonly used to treat fractures of the Tibial Diaphyseal. Extensor hallucis longus tendon paralysis is a rare complication following interlock tibial nailing and is rarely reported. The paralysis leads to a condition in which the ankle and other toes can be dorsiflexed, but the hallux cannot. It's a case study of this complication. Following RTA our patient developed proximal both bone leg fracture right leg and he was operated with interlock tibial nailing. Post operatively the patient had dropped hallux without any sensory deficit. At 1 month of follow up, the patient did not show any improvement.
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How to cite this article:
Abhishek Paul, Dr. Heoj Nandan Sonowal, Dr. Soma Paul. Dropped hallux after expert tibia interlocking nailing in proximal tibia fractures in a tertiary care hospital: A case report. Int J Orthop Sci 2024;10(2):01-03. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2024.v10.i2a.3523
 
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