Peroneal subluxation: a comprehensive review of the literature with case presentations

J Foot Ankle Surg. 1997 Mar-Apr;36(2):141-5. doi: 10.1016/s1067-2516(97)80061-0.


Subluxation of the peroneal tendons is a rare injury that is often misdiagnosed. This injury is usually related to and often accompanied by lateral ankle ligament sprains. A comprehensive review of the literature, as well as two cases of surgically treated subluxing peroneal tendons will be presented. Anatomy, etiology, and diagnosis will be discussed. Both conservative and surgical treatment methodology will be discussed in detail.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ankle Injuries / complications
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Male
  • Rupture
  • Sprains and Strains / complications
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnosis
  • Tendon Injuries / etiology
  • Tendon Injuries / therapy*
  • Tendons / anatomy & histology