Tendoscopic management of posterior tibial tendinitis

24-month outcomes

  • Alberto Auellar-Avaroma Hospital Medica Sur, Mexico City, México
  • Ana Cristina King-Martinez Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords: Arthroscopy/methods, Tendinopathy, Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, Treatment outcome


Objective: The aim of this study was to present a case series of patients undergoing posterior tibial tendoscopy, assess their clinical outcome, and describe surgical findings and treatment complications. Methods: This is a clinical, retrospective, observational study of 11 consecutive cases of tenosynovitis of the posterior tibial tendon. All 11 patients underwent tendoscopy of the posterior tibial tendon. All procedures were performed by the same surgeon in 2 different hospitals. Minimum follow-up was 2 years. Results: All patients had their preoperative and postoperative AOFAS and VAS scores assessed. Both scores had an important improvement at 12 months that persisted at 24 months. Moreover, 72.72% of the patients were very satisfied with the procedure, and no patient reported to be dissatisfied. Additionally, 90.91% of the patients had no postoperative complications. The present results are consistent with those previously reported in the literature. Conclusion: Endoscopic or tendoscopic repair of the posterior tibial tendon is a simple and reproducible procedure that provides good functional and cosmetic outcomes with a low complication rate. It is important to increase the number of patients in this series in order to expand our conclusions. Level of Evidence IV; Therapeutic Studies; Case Series.

How to Cite
Auellar-Avaroma, A., & King-Martinez, A. C. (2020). Tendoscopic management of posterior tibial tendinitis: 24-month outcomes. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 14(2), 168-172. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2020.v14.1171