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Peroneus longus tear and its relation to the peroneal tubercle: A review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23738264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tear of the peroneal tendon may occur in different anatomical sites. The most prevalent site is around the lateral malleolus. Tear of the peroneus longus at the level of the peroneal tubercle is unusual. Anatomically, the lateral surface of the calcaneous can be divided into thirds. The middle third includes the peroneal tubercle, which separates the peroneus longus tendon from the peroneus brevis. An anatomic variation of the peroneal tubercle may lead to chronic irritation of the peroneus longus tendon that could ultimately cause a longitudinal tear. We conducted this review aiming to clarify the anatomy, biomechanics of the tendon, and the clinical features of tear of the peroneus longus tendon on the lateral surface of the calcaneous due to an enlarged peroneal tubercle. In addition, we reviewed the diagnostic and treatment options of peroneal tendon tears at this site.
Authors:
Ezequiel Palmanovich; Lior Laver; Yaron S Brin; Evgeny Kotz; Iftach Hetsroni; Gideon Mann; Meir Nyska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal     Volume:  1     ISSN:  2240-4554     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscles Ligaments Tendons J     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-05     Completed Date:  2013-06-06     Revised Date:  2013-06-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101600853     Medline TA:  Muscles Ligaments Tendons J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-60     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.
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