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Peroneus Brevis Tears

  • P. KvardaEmail author
  • P. A. D. Van Dijk
  • G. R. Waryasz
  • C. W. DiGiovanni
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Abstract

Peroneal tendon tears are relatively common and often the result of athletic activity. The peroneus brevis (PB) tendon is injured most frequently, due to its vulnerable position between the peroneus longus (PL) tendon and the fibula. Plantar flexion and inversion are the most common mechanisms of injury, although there are other anatomical and etiological factors that can lead to peroneal tendinopathy. The most common presenting symptom is posterolateral ankle pain centered at, just above, or just below the tip of the fibula. Both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are excellent imaging modalities to identify tendon tear, but not all tears can be directly visualized with current technology. The treatment of symptomatic tears is usually operative, and there are numerous techniques to address the injured tendon depending on the degree of pathology and functional expectations of the patient.

Keywords

Peroneus brevis tendon tear Posterolateral ankle pain Peroneal tendons Tendon tear Tendon repair Tendon transfer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kvarda
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • P. A. D. Van Dijk
    • 3
  • G. R. Waryasz
    • 1
    • 4
  • C. W. DiGiovanni
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.University Hospital of Basel, Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Orthopedic Research Department, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Universiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Newton-Wellesley HospitalNewtonUSA

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