A 37-year-old female asked:
I tore my peroneal brevis tendon. i think it happened in pt after care from an ankle surgery. is this possible?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Hmmm: Peroneal tendons are prone to tear.They resist inversion of the foot and are used every step you take. They often become inflamed and suffer from tears (usually longitudinal).
A peroneal tendon tear and its relationship to surgery and PT depends entirely of the condition requiring the surgery and and the surgery performed.
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Podiatry 36 years experience
Yes it is.: Unfortunately, physical therapy can be aggressive at times and an injury can occur. In 27 years of practice I have similar injuries occur twice, so it is rare.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2016
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