Tendon disorders of the foot and ankle, part 1: peroneal tendon disorders.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Pathologic abnormality of the peroneal tendons is an uncommon but underappreciated source of lateral hindfoot pain and dysfunction that can be difficult to distinguish from lateral ankle ligament injuries. When left untreated, peroneal tendon disorders can lead to persistent lateral ankle pain and substantial functional problems. Unfortunately, the treatment recommendations for these disorders are primarily based on case series and expert opinion. The goals of this review are to develop a current understanding of the anatomy and diagnostic evaluation of the peroneal tendons, and to present current treatment options and the authors' preferred surgical techniques for operative management of peroneal tendon lesions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heckman, DS; Gluck, GS; Parekh, SG

Published Date

  • March 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 614 - 625

PubMed ID

  • 19251687

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3365

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0363546508331206


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States