Conservative Treatment of Peroneal Tendon Injuries: Peroneal Tendon Sheath Ultrasound-Guided Corticosteroid Injection

  • David I. Pedowitz
  • Rachel Shakked
  • Daniel J. Fuchs
  • Johannes B. Roedl


Peroneal tendon pathology has multiple etiologies and is a common cause of lateral ankle pain. Despite being the initial treatment directive, conservative modalities are few and often have a limited ability to affect the natural history of the unique tendon pathology. While corticosteroid injections are frequently used in musculoskeletal care, it has recently been determined that ultrasound-guided peroneal tendon sheath corticosteroid injections are a reliable and safe alternative and/or adjunct, when other modalities have failed.


Corticosteroid injection Ultrasound-guided Peroneal tendon sheath Conservative treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David I. Pedowitz
    • 1
  • Rachel Shakked
    • 1
  • Daniel J. Fuchs
    • 1
  • Johannes B. Roedl
    • 2
  1. 1.Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, The Rothman InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention, Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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