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5th Edition of Global Conference on Surgery and Anaesthesia

September 05-07, 2024 | Hybrid Event

September 05 -07, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
GCSA 2024

Consideration and surgical treatment of chronic peroneal tendinopathy

Harry John Visser, Speaker at Surgery Conferences
SSM DePaul Health Center, United States
Title : Consideration and surgical treatment of chronic peroneal tendinopathy


Peroneal tendinopathies represent a significant challenge in foot and ankle surgery, necessitating a nuanced understanding of their complex etiology and optimal management strategies. This presentation delves into the multifaceted aspects of peroneal tendinopathies, addressing conditions fostering tendon tears, diagnostic modalities for accurate identification, and a comprehensive approach to treatment encompassing conservative and surgical interventions. The etiology of peroneal tendinopathies is multifactorial, influenced by various intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Understanding the interplay of these factors is crucial for tailored treatment approaches. Accurate diagnosis is paramount in guiding effective management strategies. Clinical evaluation in addition to diagnostic imaging modalities offer detailed visualization of tendon integrity and associated pathologies, aiding in precise diagnosis and treatment planning.

Conservative management forms the cornerstone of initial treatment for peroneal tendinopathies, however in cases refractory to conservative management or with severe tendon pathology, surgical intervention may be warranted. Surgical approaches vary based on the extent and location of tendon involvement, with the primary goals of repairing tendon tears, addressing associated pathologies and restoring normal biomechanics. Stepwise surgical techniques will be discussed.Optimal outcomes in the management of peroneal tendinopathies hinge on a comprehensive understanding of their etiology, accurate diagnosis, and tailored treatment strategies. A multidisciplinary approach involving foot and ankle surgeons, radiologists, physical therapists, and orthotists facilitates comprehensive care delivery facilitates comprehensive care delivery, emphasizing conservative measures as the initial approach while reserving surgical intervention for cases unresponsive to conservative management or with significant tendon pathology.Through integration of these principles, clinicians can effectively address peroneal tendinopathies, mitigate symptoms, and optimize functional outcomes for affected patients.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • A better understanding of complex etiology of peroneal tendinopathies that exist in foot and ankle surgery
  • Conditions promoting tears of the peroneal tendons
  • Diagnostic and clinical testing to best identify these pathologies
  • Conservative and stepwise surgical approaches to treating identified tears


Dr. H. John Visser is one of the Podiatric professions’ most decorated physicians. He is an accomplished foot and ankle surgeon from St. Louis, Missouri in practice for forty years. Dr. Visser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and has been a residency directory instructing young surgeons in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery training over 100 Podiatric surgeons and he currently has 15 residents under his leadership role.