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Chronic Dislocation of Peroneal Tendon: The Lannelongue Procedure

March 15, 2015

Contributors: Daniele Mazza, MD; Cosma Calderaro, MD; Pierlui Serlorenzi, MD; Angelo De Carli, MD; Andrea Ferretti, MD; Federico Morelli; Federico Morelli

Dislocation and subluxation of the peroneal tendons is an uncommon condition. The mechanism of injury is typically a sudden forceful dorsiflexion and inversion injury of the ankle with a simultaneous violent contraction of the peroneal musculature, leading to a disruption of the retinaculum. Treatment is controversial. Some authors recommend treatment for six weeks in a short leg cast with the ankle in slight plantarflexion if the tendons are reducible and stable. Recurrent dislocation can be problematic with nonoperative treatment even if reduction is accomplished in a timely manner. Recurrent tendon instability following closed treatment of acute tendon dislocation may be as high as 50%. Various operative techniques have been designed to stabilize chronically dislocating peroneal tendons, attesting to no one technique's being uniformly successful in the literature. The Lannelongue procedure is widely use in our institution with good result, high satisfaction for patients, and low complication rate.

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