The two peroneal tendons are located directly behind the outside ankle and function to stabilize and move the joint outward. These tendons play a critical role in balancing the ankle and back of the foot. They also prevent the foot from turning inward repetitively.
The potential problem is that they are slightly weaker than the muscles and tendons on the inside of the ankle. For that reason, they are prone to injury from ankle turns and rolls.
The team of foot and ankle surgeons at UFAI are trained trauma experts and have extensive experience in the treatment of ankle tendon injuries. Our physicians have authored a substantial number of papers about the treatment of peroneal tendon injuries and are often called on to teach national and international surgeons how to repair peroneal tendon tears. We pride ourselves in offering the very best, state of the art care all within a relaxed, professional environment.