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if the peroneus longus tendon (on the side of the foot) is completely torn and separated and supposedly can't be pulled together how can it be fixed?

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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Oh my Peroneii.: The basis of the repair is mainly determined by the location of the tear on the course of the tendon. As you can imagine, there a varying ways to accomplish this feat. Some methods include a combination of suturing the damaged tendon to surrounding tendons, anchoring the damaged tendon to bone, and, even using tendon transfer techniques. Your best bet is to acquire several expert opinions.
Answered on Dec 31, 2015

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