What are chronic injuries of the peroneal tendon?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Chronic injuries include longitudinal tears [5, 6, 7, 8, 9] and recurrent subluxation [10, 11, 12] of the peroneus brevis tendon. [13] These chronic injuries are usually associated with ankle or subtalar arthritis and ankle instability. People with "bad" or "weak" ankles may have peroneal tendon pathology. Core and lower extremity biomechanics must be evaluated in any chronic atraumatic peroneal tendinopathy, as flaws in those mechanics are usually the culprit.


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