RECURRENT PERONEAL TENDON DISLOCATION: A CONSECUTIVE CASE SERIES AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Ivan Bojanić, Damjan Dimnjaković, Tomislav Smoljanović
The aim of this paper was to give a complete review of the current literature on surgical treatment of peroneal tendon dislocation and to present the results of surgical treatment in our consecutive case series of 7 patients in order to create a treatment strategy for optimal functional outcomes. The results of current research on surgical treatment of peroneal tendon dislocation as well as the outcome of treatment in our patients indicate that the repair of the superior peroneal retinaculum (the Singapore operation) is highly effective with excellent functional results after long term follow up. The great advantage of this technique is the possibility of combining this method with other procedures, such as retromalleolar groove deepening in the presence of a shallow retromalleolar groove. Despite the success of open surgery in the treatment of peroneal tendon dislocation due to the rapid development of tendoscopy of peroneal tendons as a minimally invasive surgical technique, it is believed that treatment of recurrent dislocation of peroneal tendons will be performed completely tendoscopically in the near future.