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Doctor insights on: Peroneal Tendon Repair Rehabilitation Protocol

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What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

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

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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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?

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

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Can I have surgery to repair peroneal tendon and fractured talus at the same time?

Can I have surgery to repair peroneal tendon and fractured talus at the same time?

Yes: If both require surgery it would possible (and often times preferable) to address both at the same time. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is surgery necessary for longitudinal peroneal tendon split?

Is surgery necessary for longitudinal peroneal tendon split?

Function: Studies show surgery if indicated for ruptures or when injuries diminish function. See ortho surgeon for expert consultation. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/91344-treatment#d10 ...Read more

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When is it necessary to have surgery on peroneal tendon?

After conserv. Care: If you have had conservative care such as p.T. Or been immobilized in a cast and are not doing better, or the tendon is diagnosed as being ruptured, then surgery is advisable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have peroneal tendon subluxation?

Visit foot/ankle doc: If the condition is painful there is a surgical option to fix. ...Read more

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Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Ortho, then PT.: Don't try on own, get guidance of shoulder expert and physical therapist. ...Read more

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What's the remedy for a peroneal tendon tear if conservative tx failed?

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

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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?

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

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Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause throbbing in the region?

Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause throbbing in the region?

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

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Pain in peroneal tendon area for 2 yrs, can't have MRI cause of pacemaker. How do I know if torn?

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

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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?

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

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Is peroneal tendon subluxation bad? What can happen from being untreated? I don't wanna end my tennis season early! Can it get worse?

Is peroneal tendon subluxation bad? What can happen from being untreated? I don't wanna end my tennis season early! Can it get worse?

Time to stop tennis: I assume from the diagnosis you have seen an ortho or podiatrist. If you continue to play, you could develop a trar of the peroneal tendon or avukse the tendon from the bone. Better to miss playing time, than risk surgery that will effect your ability to work. ...Read more

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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?

Surgery: Popping sensation is the two tendons moving either out or moving on top of each other. Surgery is needed to repair the groove that they normally ride in. If you ignore it you may tear or rupture the tendons. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Post surgery for Peroneal tendon sublux, tendons still snap - more painful. Possible to ablate sensory nerve going to tendons to avoid repeat surgery?

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

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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

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I had surgery 6 years ago for a torn peroneal tendon. Now iit feels like it is tearing again. What are my options?

See a doctor: Tears are generally longitudinal in nature. An MRI can detect these rather quickly. I would check to see if this is the case. A brace can be worn, a prp injection can be considered. If your prior surgeon is still around go for a follow up. ...Read more

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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.

No without tx: Peroneal tendon injuries general take months to heal with immobilization. You should have a MRI to determine extent of tear of the tendon. You may need surgical repair if you are still symptomatic. ...Read more

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Peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain related?

Examination: Further evaluation of symptoms and examination will be necessary to answer this question. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Jay
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Tendon Repair (Definition)

Tendons are located at the interface between bone and muscle. Tendon repair is performed by either reattaching an avulsed tendon to bone or by reapproximating the two torn edges of a tendon torn within the substance ...Read more


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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more