Which history is characteristic of peroneal tendon subluxation?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Snapping along the lateral ankle is present, with a sense of weakness or pain. A painful snapping sensation over the lateral ankle is the classic indication of peroneal tendon subluxation.

Pain with toe walking or cutting laterally while playing on a field are also observed.

With acute injury, pain and swelling are noted over the posterolateral aspect of the ankle.

Chronic injuries can lead to subluxation, including recurrent inversion injuries, leading to lateral ankle instability and painful snapping across the ankle.


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