Peroneal Tendon Dysfunction / Tear

Peroneal-Tendon-Dysfunction-300x179The two peroneal tendons are located on the outer side of the ankle and function to stabilize and move the ankle. Peroneal tendonitis/tendon tears can occur from a previous ankle sprain with injury to the tendon or from chronic looseness of the ankle following a sprain.

The Peroneal tendon problem can be treated conservatively. These conservative therapy measures include:

orthotics, special brace, PRP injection, shoe modification and physical therapy.

If there is a a acute tear noted, the tendon can be repaired and fixed. If this is a chronic problem then the tendon needs to be repaired by removing the scar tissue and suturing the tears of the tendon.

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