Peroneal Tendon Disorders

Brent Roster, Patrick Michelier, Eric Giza

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Peroneal tendon pathology is often found in patients complaining of lateral ankle pain and instability. Conditions encountered include tendinosis; tendinopathy; tenosynovitis; tears of the peroneus brevis, peroneus longus, and both tendons; subluxation and dislocation; and painful os peroneum syndrome. Injuries can be acute as a result of trauma or present as chronic problems, often in patients with predisposing structural components such as hindfoot varus, lateral ligamentous instability, an enlarged peroneal tubercle, and a symptomatic os peroneum. Treatment begins with nonoperative care, but when surgery is required, reported results and return to sport are in general very good.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-641
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Peroneal tendon
  • Peroneal tendon tears
  • Peroneal tendoscopy
  • Peroneus brevis
  • Peroneus longus
  • POPS
  • Tendon subluxation/dislocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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