Which history is characteristic of peroneal tendon tears?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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With acute injury, pain and swelling are inferior and posterior to lateral malleolus. The patient may have had pain before the injury, but now the pain is debilitating and strength is decreased. [22]

Chronic injury results in the subtle, insidious onset of pain posterior to lateral malleolus that progressively worsens in terms of both function and the level of pain.


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