A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Peroneal tendon injuries Report of thirty-eight operated cases

List of Authors: Alanen J, Orava S, Heinonen OJ, Ikonen J, Kvist M
Publication year: 2001
Journal: Annales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae
Journal name in source: Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae
Journal acronym: Ann Chir Gynaecol
Volume number: 90
Issue number: 1
ISSN: 0355-9521

Peroneal tendon injuries are probably frequently overlooked causes of lateral ankle pain after distorsion trauma. We report a series of 38 patients with peroneal tendon injuries and outcome after operation.\nThe mean age of the patients was 30 years (range, 13 to 61). All patients were operated by the same orthopaedic surgeon (SO) and the final outcome was evaluated.\nEighty-two per cent of the patients were competitive athletes. There were 11 partial and 3 total ruptures of the peroneus brevis tendon (PBT), 2 partial and 2 total ruptures of the peroneus longus tendon (PLT). Nine cases of subluxations or luxations were treated. There were also 5 cases of chronic peroneal tendinitis or tenosynovitis, 5 cases of peroneal tendon anomalies and 1 ganglion. The peroneal tendon lesion was associated to ankle instability in 19 cases (50%). In ninety percent of the cases the result of the operation was excellent or good.\nThe lateral ligaments are usually damaged in ankle distorsion injuries, but peroneal tendon lesions are often overlooked and probably more common cause of persistent lateral ankle pain than previously thought. Ruptures and luxations of the peroneal tendons need operative treatment in most cases.\nBACKGROUND AND AIMS\nMATERIAL AND METHODS\nRESULTS\nCONCLUSIONS

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