The peroneal tendons run on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula. Tendons connect muscle to bone and allow them to exert their force across the joints that separate bones. Injury can occur in one or both peroneus longus and brevis tendons and is typically classified as acute or chronic. Function can be severely compromised by any tendon disruption; conversely, complete tendon rupture can be asymptomatic.
Two unique techniques are presented for the foot & ankle surgeon to confidently repair each of the peroneal tendons. Each technique is designed to enhance the mechanical strength and offer long-term predictable outcomes. One technique involves using the Artelon material in an overlay fashion. The second technique utilizes the unique functionality of the .3cmx8cm Artelon strip, designed specifically for the foot and ankle surgeon. The video highlights the insertion of Artelon material 3cmx4cm and .3cmx8cm to augment the repair.
With Artelon Tissue Reinforcement.
Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA.