What is the prevalence of peroneal tendon injuries in the US?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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The occurrence of injuries to the peroneal tendons is not actually known. DiGiovanni et al found that 25-77% of patients with chronic lateral ankle instability had some type of injury to the peroneal tendons. [21] Over 33 months, Fallat et al noted that of 638 acute ankle "sprains" seen at the Oakwood Hospital Downriver Center Emergency Room and Occupational Medicine Clinic in Dearborn, Michigan, only 83 involved damage to the peroneal tendons, whereas more than 450 involved the anterior talofibular ligament. [1]


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