Tendon disorders of foot and ankle

  • Hong C
  • Lee W
  • Tan K
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Abstract

Attritional and traumatic injuries to the tendons around the foot and ankle are not uncommon. Treatment of overuse-type injuries (tendinitis) remains straightforward. However, surgical treatment of peroneal subluxation, Achilles tendon ruptures, and posterior tibial tendon insufficiency remains somewhat controversial. Generally speaking, soft-tissue reconstruction of the superior peroneal retinaculum is superior to bony procedures for peroneal dislocation. Open repair of a torn Achilles tendon is more predictable than closed treatment. Good clinical judgment is needed in determining the best treatment for posterior tibial tendon problems. The painful os peroneum syndrome is a newly described spectrum of posttraumatic conditions that may be the cause of lateral foot pain, which is frequently difficult to identify.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Arthroscopic tendon transfer
  • Cavovarus foot
  • Chronic achilles tendon rupture
  • Foot drop
  • Peroneal tendons
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon dislocation
  • Tendon tear
  • Tendon transfer

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  • jed bouguilaUniversity of Tunis El Manar Faculty of Medicine of Tunis

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  • Wei Ting Lee

  • Ken Jin Tan

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