How To Manage Peroneal Tendon Subluxation

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• Most often, subluxing peroneal repairs are in conjunction with a lateral ankle stabilization (Broström) procedure so a slightly more anterior and longer incision is necessary.

• Researchers recently described a slightly posterior incision for a combined Dwyer calcaneal osteotomy and superior peroneal retinaculum repair.52

• Use a flat tamp as depicted on page 3 to cover a broader surface.

• Absorbable sutures are recommended for repair to avoid suture knot irritation.

• Early postoperative mobilization is a key to avoid tendon scarring and adhesion.

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

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Dr. Manoj Lal, DPMsays: September 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

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

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