Allograft replacement for peroneal tendon tears


Journal Article

Current treatment options for chronic ruptures of both the peroneus longus and brevis tendon with a large tendon defect are limited. Previous recommendations have included tendon transfer, tenodesis, or a 2-stage procedure. We present a novel technique for management of tendon defects greater then 4cm with the use of peroneal allograft reconstruction. This has proven to be an effective single-stage treatment option when there is a well functioning proximal muscle, even in the face of large tendon gaps. This technique results in an anatomic reconstruction without violation of another tendon for transfer or tenodesis and is a one-stage procedure. Copyright © 2010 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ousema, PH; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • June 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 72 - 75

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3181e0be7d

Citation Source

  • Scopus