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Current Issue - July 2020, Volume 14, Issue No. 2

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Isolated Peroneus Longus Tear - Commonly Missed Diagnosis of Lateral Ankle Pain: A Case Report


Peroneal tendon tear is a relatively common cause of lateral ankle pain but often missed due to mixed presentation or low index of suspicion. Left untreated, peroneal injuries can lead to persistent ankle pain, instability and ultimately substantial functional disabilities. An isolated peroneus longus tear is rare with the lowest incidence rate compared to isolated peroneus brevis tear and mixed tear of both peroneal tendon. This is a case report of a 49-year-old lady with a chronic left ankle pain who ultimately underwent surgery for an isolated peroneus longus tear.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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