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Peroneal Tendonitis and Tendonopathy

  • Kevin A. Schafer
  • Samuel B. Adams
  • Jeremy J. McCormickEmail author
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Abstract

Tendinopathy is a broad encompassing term that is often used to describe both inflammatory and noninflammatory disorders. The cellular processes involved in the most common tendinopathies are poorly understood, but injury is thought to occur secondary to altered cellular signaling that directly changes tendon microstructure. Clinically, the causes of these alterations can be classified into intrinsic and extrinsic factors specific to each patient. Therefore, practitioners should consider these factors when developing patient treatment strategies, with a particular emphasis on risk factors that are modifiable.

Keywords

Tendinopathy Tendonitis Tendinosis Neurogenic inflammation Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin A. Schafer
    • 1
  • Samuel B. Adams
    • 2
  • Jeremy J. McCormick
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryWashington University School of MedicineSt LouisUSA
  2. 2.Foot and Ankle Division, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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