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When is it necessary to have surgery on peroneal tendon?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randy Lisch
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Dr. Eric Lullove
Also, the location of the injury on the peroneal tendon dictates surgery. If the injury is more in the ankle region, then more likely than not, surgery is inevitable, as that is the area of tension. If the tendon pain in more in the foot, then more conservative measures are needed, such as physical therapy.

In brief: Torn

It may be necessary to have surgery if there is a tear or partial tear. I suggest an MRI and consult with your doctor.

In brief: Torn

It may be necessary to have surgery if there is a tear or partial tear. I suggest an MRI and consult with your doctor.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry

In brief: Depends on Location

Location depends on surgery.
If the injury is in the ankle region, surgery may be more indicated, but in the foot, more physical therapy. Either way, exhaustive conservative treatments are usually the norm for peroneal injuries. Physical therapy is the mainstay of treatment, as well as boot immobilization and or splinting.

In brief: Depends on Location

Location depends on surgery.
If the injury is in the ankle region, surgery may be more indicated, but in the foot, more physical therapy. Either way, exhaustive conservative treatments are usually the norm for peroneal injuries. Physical therapy is the mainstay of treatment, as well as boot immobilization and or splinting.
Dr. Eric Lullove
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