What is the focus of management for acute peroneal tendon injuries?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Acute peroneal tendon injuries require aggressive conservative treatment immediately in order to minimize functional loss, scarring, and atrophy. The typical mechanism of injury is inversion ankle injury, with an eccentric load on peroneal muscles that concentrically contract to prevent the inversion. Therefore, a complete ankle exam should be performed, and any injuries should be treated concomitantly. Any residual instability should be rehabilitated to prevent further inversion injuries.


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