What is the role of percutaneous tenotomy in the recovery phase of a peroneal tendon injury?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy is a procedure whereby ultrasonic energy is transmitted through a slender probe to debride tendinotic disease. This shows significant promise in restoring tendon function without an open surgical debridement, which has a longer recovery and larger price tag. This procedure is covered by most major insurances. Although the procedure is most successful treating the common extensor tendon origin (lateral epicondylitis) and plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendinopathy. [38]


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