Diagnosis and Management of Disorders of the Peroneal, Flexor Hallucis Longus, and Tibialis Anterior Tendons

Abstract

Disorders of the tendons about the foot and ankle represent both a diagnostic and a therapeutic challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon. Most of these disorders can be attributed to overuse, but intrinsic and extrinsic factors also play a role. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot and ankle, as well as good clinical judgment and expertise in treating these disorders, are essential for successful management. This article reviews current strategies for diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and injuries of the peroneal, flexor hallucis longus, and tibialis anterior tendons.

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