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Cuero, TX
A 37-year-old female asked:

Mri is not showing the tear in my peroneal brevis so my specialist wants to do an exploratory surgery to find the problem. is this a good idea?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 28 years experience
Exploratory surgery: For a possible tendon tear sounds sketchy. An MRI should show a tear that is significant enough to warrant surgery. If your symptoms aren't too bad, go with rest, taping/support, and PT.
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Dr. Larry Eastburn
Family Medicine 26 years experience
A second opinion may be appropriate.
Apr 15, 2015
Last updated May 12, 2015


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