Split peroneus brevis tendon: An unusual cause of ankle pain and instability

Bindiya Chauhan, Pina Panchal, Edward Szabo, Thad Wilkins

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Abstract

Tears of the peroneus brevis tendon may cause ankle pain, swelling, and instability. Supportive therapy with ankle bracing and analgesics is the mainstay of therapy, but surgical repair is often required in patients with ongoing symptoms. Surgical options include debridement, tubularization, or, in severe cases, resection of the damaged tendon and tenodesis. We describe a 64-year-old woman with a split peroneus brevis tendon presenting with lateral ankle pain, swelling, and instability, and we review the literature regarding presentation, diagnostic testing, pathophysiology, predisposing factors, and treatment recommendations. Primary care physicians should consider peroneal tendon injuries in patients with chronic lateral ankle pain and instability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

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Ankle
Tendons
Pain
Tenodesis
Tendon Injuries
Primary Care Physicians
Debridement
Tears
Causality
Analgesics
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Ankle
  • Case reports
  • Joint instability
  • Pain
  • Tendons
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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Split peroneus brevis tendon : An unusual cause of ankle pain and instability. / Chauhan, Bindiya; Panchal, Pina; Szabo, Edward; Wilkins, Thad.

In: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.03.2014, p. 297-302.

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