Julie A. Grundberg, DPM
Location and Office HoursDes Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons PC
West Des Moines, IA 50266
- Blank Children's Hospital
- Boone County Hospital
- Broadlawns Medical Center
- Grinnell Regional Medical Center
- Guthrie County Hospital
- Iowa Lutheran Hospital
- Iowa Methodist Medical Center
- Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
- Lucas County Health Center
- Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
- Skiff Medical Center
What causes peroneal tendon injuries?
Peroneal tendon injuries may be acute or chronic. They most commonly occur in people who participate in sports that involve repetitive ankle motion. In addition, people with higher arches are at risk for peroneal tendon injuries.
How is ankle instability treated?
Ankle instability is a condition in which the ankle has lost its normal stability due to loose ligaments. Non-operative treatment involves bracing, physical therapy or activity modification. If non-operative treatment is ineffective in relieving symptoms, typical surgery to repair the stretched-out ligaments (a modified Brostrom procedure) works well, with high patient satisfaction rates. On rare occasions, an allograft tendon (tendon from a cadaver bank) can be used to reconstruct the ankle’s outer ligaments in those with very severe instability.
In this video, Thomas San Giovanni, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Health, explains the procedure.
What exercises can help after Achilles tendon repair?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Most importantly the physician that performed the repair must give the go-ahead for exercise of any kind following a repair of the achilles tendon. The musculature of the posterior lower leg is very strong and can generate an extreme amount of force. Insuring that the healing process is complete is critical. Following the release of the physician, the most important initial goal is a pain free range of motion so flexibility of the gastroc/soleus complex is prescribed but needs to be monitored by the appropriate certified and licensed health care professional. Following range of motion work then strengthening the gastroc/soleus complex is necessary but also in direct supervision so that a failure of the repair doesn’t happen.
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