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Acute and Chronic Peroneal Tendon Dislocations

Clare, Michael P. MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: September 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 3 - p 112-118
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3181b36098
Special Focus: Peroneal Tendon Disorders
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Peroneal tendon dislocations are almost always the result of trauma, and occur most commonly in the context of forced dorsiflexion and eversion. The injury is often misdiagnosed, particularly with adjacent periarticular fractures. Surgical treatment is typically required. Acute dislocations are treated with simple repair of the superior peroneal retinaculum. Chronic dislocations additionally require retinacular imbrication and correction of any underlying bony prominence or malalignment.

Director of Fellowship Education, Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Michael P. Clare, MD, Director of Fellowship Education, Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, 13020 Telecom Parkway North, Tampa, FL 33637. E-mail: mpclare@verizon.net

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.