What is the role of corticosteroids in the management of acute phase peroneal tendon injury?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Injection with corticosteroid is not recommended for the peroneal tendons, especially in the acute phase. The peroneal tendons are very superficial and are in close approximation with the sural nerve. Injecting in this area can cause fat necrosis and a sural neuroma, making it painful for the patient to wear a shoe. [29]


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