This article presents a case of entrapment of the flexor hallucis longus tendon in the osseofibrous tunnel under the sustentaculum tali due to a bone fragment from a calcaneal fracture. Despite good visualization with computed tomography, we did not recognize this complication preoperatively. Limited motion of the hallux was the key to recognition of this rare pathogenic situation.

We emphasize the importance of careful physical examination of the forefoot when there is a hindfoot injury.