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Peroneal Tendon Repair Rehabilitation Protocol
Peroneal tear/ruptur: The peroneal tendons, either the brevis or longus are examined after the incisions are made and after confirmation is made via an mri. Usually the tendons are partially torn, the frayed pieces are removed and the longitudinal tears are repaired with fine sutures. Wraps can be used to cover the tendon (bovine, porcine or amniotic membranes. ...Read more
Entrapped nerve: You should see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more
I had right epicondylar release 8 days ago and I'm noticing that I'm bruised! Is that normal? I didn't have this with my peroneal tendon repair.
Yes: Bruising post-surgery is very common. If you have concerns contact your surgeons office. Best of luck! ...Read more
6 wks after osteotomies & peroneal tendon repair & transfer for cavus foot, low impact sports allowed. Will higher impact usually be allowed in time?
I'm surprised: Low impact is allowed at six weeks, I would double check to make sure that was allowed... ...Read more
In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?
May or may not: Be related. The peroneal longus tendon inserts on the base of the first metatarsal and this may have something to do with the function of the great toe. Xrays to rule out hallux limitus/rigidus and clinical exam are warranted. ...Read more
I had peronial tendon repair done to foot and am now numb further up foot with shooting and burning pain what is this and will it just go away?
Nerve pain: Shooting pain is often related to a nerve injury or entrapment. The sural nerve runs near the peroneal tendons and can sometimes be entrapped by scar tissue during wound healing. As with any problem following surgery, discuss these symptoms with your surgeon so he can offer treatment solutions. ...Read more
See foot /ankle doc: If you do, it can be repaired. ...Read more
Repair: Peroneal tendon tears, usaully intrasubstance or partial tears are difficult to treat conservatively. Once the MRI determines the extent and location of the rupture, the tendon can be repaired by various procedures...Tubularization, debridement or replacement. Amniotic membrane is showing a promising treatment by wrapping the torn tendon. ...Read more
Is it normal for peroneal tendons to pop post peroneal tendon groove deepening surgery? Just got my aircast and sometimes it pops in the area.
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?
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. ...Read more
Subluxation: Simply means the tendons are moving out of their normal groove....throbbing is possible with or without subluxation but is not necesarily related. ...Read more
Pain in peroneal tendon area for 2 yrs, can't have MRI cause of pacemaker. How do I know if torn?
Clinical exam: Truth is we didn't always have the luxury of mri's. So, a good clinician and a good history together can make an assumption. You have pain - so the question really is how to get you out of the pain. Assume, there is a tear. Start with conservative treatment and if it doesn't improve you have a surgical option. ...Read more
How long will it be before I'm able to walk after having my peroneal tendon surgery? It's only been two weeks so far.
When your doctor: Gives you permission.Get a more detailed answer ›
What type of condition/injury would cause the peroneal tendon on one leg to stick out and cause pain along the bone as it ascends?
Many mechanism: When foot in inversion position and reflex kick to evert. Is the most commonly. Transverse plane injury ...Read more
Is peroneal tendon subluxation bad? What can happen from being untreated? I don't wanna end my tennis season early! Can it get worse?
I have peroneal tendon subluxation and the only problem right now is this popping sound from that area. How can I cure this one symptom?
Peroneal tendon torn and doctor doesn't want to do the surgery bc it may not work. He said its minor but Everyrhing else failed. Now what?
Common: Peroneal tendon tears are common and often resolve without surgery. Conservative measures consist of anti-inflammatories, therapeutic exercise, avoiding painful activities, rest, ice, compression and elevation. These should be employed all at the same time for a few months prior to surgery. Often best to keep calm and give them more time to become less painful. How long have you had the pain? ...Read more
Post surgery for Peroneal tendon sublux, tendons still snap - more painful. Possible to ablate sensory nerve going to tendons to avoid repeat surgery?
Not good idea: While it is theoretically possible to ablate the sensory nerves, that would definitely not be a good idea. These are the nerves that supply sensation to your lateral foot and are important to protect your foot from injury. Better to get problem taken care of, consider a second opinion as well. ...Read more
What is the most effective topical numbing agent for subluxing peroneal tendon pain? Financially can't afford to redo failed surgery w/ time off work.
There is none.: A second opinion is in order. There are a few ways to correct this, & boney reconstruction builds a mechanical block so the tendons stay where they are supposed to be. ...Read more
If I have a peroneal tendon tear will it eventually get better on its own? It's been 5 months and pops. Still hurts sometimes.
Examination: Further evaluation of symptoms and examination will be necessary to answer this question. ...Read more