How To Manage Peroneal Tendon Subluxation

Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Terrence M. Philbin, DO

In Summary

Management of subluxing or dislocating peroneals in an acute or chronic situation, especially in an athlete, involves prompt diagnosis and intervention. The literature is abundant with level IV case series that support operative correction with a direct repair of the superior peroneal retinaculum and a groove deepening. More comparative, prospective studies need to occur for a higher level of recommendation.

   Dr. McAlister is a Fellow of the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Westerville, Ohio.

   Dr. Philbin is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon who is currently in private practice in Westerville, Ohio.


Great article! Keep up the good work, fellow alum.

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