[Traumatic ruptures of the peroneal tendons treated by free autologous tendon graft]

Published online: Dec 27 1998

M Mas, A Rodríguez, and E Partoune.

Hôpital de Puigcerdà, Service d'Orthopédie, Puigcerdà, Espagne.


The authors report a case of traumatic rupture of both peroneal tendons following a varus injury of the ankle. The lesion was diagnosed late and was successfully treated by a free autologous tendon graft using the distal end of the peroneus brevis tendon to restore the peroneus longus, which was also reinforced by a plantaris tendon graft. The authors stress the interest of suspecting the lesion after acute varus trauma and in cases of chronic instability of the ankle.