What is a peroneal tendon tear?
A peroneal tendon injury is a painful tear or recurrent subluxation (dislocation) of the peroneal tendons, which attach the muscles on the outside of your calf to your foot bone. The peroneals are prone to injury as the ankle turns or rolls.
What are the 3 peroneal tendons?
They play an important role in stabilising the ankle joint, contribute to power when pushing off the ankle/ foot and also enable the ankle to be turned outwards (eversion). There are three peroneal muscle-tendons, called peroneus brevis, peroneus longus and peroneus tertius. The lattermost is rarely injured.
Is the peroneal tendon a flexor or extensor?
Answer-peroneals are considered "flexors" or evertors, the AMA recently confimed to her, after consulting with a CPT advisor from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Of the peroneal tendons, only the peroneus tertius tendon has "extensor" capability.
To diagnose a peroneal tendon injury, the surgeon will examine the foot and look for pain, instability, swelling, warmth and weakness on the outer side of the ankle. In addition, an x-ray or other advanced imaging studies may be needed to fully evaluate the injury.
The main function of the peroneal tendons is to stabilize the foot and ankle and protect them from sprains.
peroneal tendon. 27658; for secondary repair, report CPT 27659. language "includes obtaining graft".
/ ˌpɛr əˈni aɪ/. Anatomy. any of several muscles on the outer side of the leg, the action of which assists in extending the foot and in turning it outward.
Peroneus Brevis Tendon Repair
would be CPT 28659.
Peroneal tendon injuries can be easily missed by doctors not familiar with the foot and ankle and further evaluation by a specialist is beneficial. Acute complete tears generally require surgery shortly after the injury. Chronic injuries with pain, swelling and weakness are indicators for treatment.
The Veteran's peroneal tendinitis of his right ankle is currently rated as 20 percent disabling under 38 C.F.R. § 4.71a, Diagnostic Code 5270, which provides for a 20 percent rating for ankylosis of the ankle when it is in plantar flexion, less than 30 degrees.