Peroneal Tendon Debridement
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A straightforward surgical technique with a high success rate which is indicated if conservative management of the degenerate tendon fails.
It is not clearly defined what percentage involvement of the tendon is better treated with either tendon transfer or allograft so a debridement and repair can be used as primary surgical management for all but the severest of cases.
Patients may in most cases commence light weight-bearing in a post-operative boot from after 2 weeks post-operatively and return to most normal daily function after 3 months.
Author: Mark Herron FRCS.
Institution: The Wellington Hospital, London, UK.
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