Panama City, FL
A 47-year-old female asked:
I've been having peroneal tendon problems off and on for a couple years. docs say they are subluxating and may be torn. can i put off surgery safely?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Lulloveanswered
Podiatry 21 years experience
Sometimes: Subluxation injuries of the peroneal tendons are problematic. Some advocate surgery, others advocate conservative care. An MRI will be definitive for the severity of injury to the peroneal complex, but in most cases, these injuries can be treated conservatively with success.
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Dr. Adam Kopelananswered
Surgery 27 years experience
No harm: I actually had the same problem and had it repaired some years ago. Unless you have balance issues related to your tendon injury, there is no direct harm to you by waiting.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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