Tips, Quips, and Pearls| Volume 51, ISSUE 6, P813-815, November 2012

Endoscopic Resection of the Peroneal Tubercle


      Hypertrophy of the peroneal tubercle can be a source of discomfort when wearing shoes. Occasionally, it can cause tenosynovitis or a tear of the peroneal tendons. The symptoms can be successfully treated by complete resection of the tubercle, tenosynovectomy, and early range of motion exercises of the hindfoot joints. Traditionally, this is an open procedure. We report the technique of endoscopic resection of the peroneal tubercle.


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