Our Location

      4302 Alton Road,
      Suite 220
      Miami Beach, FL 33140

      Peroneal Tendon Tear Specialist in Miami Beach, FL

      Tearing of the peroneal tendon(s): What Is It?

      One or both tendons on the outside of the foot and ankle have torn or stretched out.

      These tendons are responsible for preventing the ankle from “rolling”.

      When the tendon degenerates the ankle loses its support.

      In patients with particularly high arches, in order to protect the repaired tendon(s) and to prevent reinjury, the heel bone and/or other bones may have to be realigned at the same time (procedures such as calcaneus osteotomy, 1st metatarsal osteotomy, etc)

      Postoperative Recovery: General Factors

      You will not be walking on the leg for between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the added procedures done, since the timing of walking depends on what exactly is done at the surgery.

      In order to stay off your foot, you will need to use crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, or a knee scooter.

      There will be a splint applied to the leg for two weeks after surgery.

      Your first follow-up visit will be at approximately 2 weeks.

      We will usually apply a removable boot for you to wear at this time. If the surgery is on your left ankle, you should be able to drive an automatic vehicle at two weeks. If the surgery is on the right foot, you may drive between 3 and 4 weeks.

      You may begin to walk with the boot at about 2 weeks, depending upon your level of discomfort and the instructions were given to you.

      Physical therapy is very helpful to regain the strength and movement of the ankle. You should plan to use a physical therapist for about 1-2 months.

      There will be moderate swelling of the foot, ankle, and leg for about 6 months.

      You will continue to improve your strength and movement for about 9-12 months after the surgery.

      You can expect to have some soreness and aching for about 4-6 months after surgery.

      Specific Post-Operative Course

      Day 1

      1. Foot wrapped in bulky plaster bandage, ice, elevate, take pain medication
      2. Bloody drainage is expected

      Day 10-14

      1. First follow-up in the office, dressing changed
      2. The boot is applied to the foot, and weight-bearing as tolerated may be permitted

      6-8 weeks

      1. Full weight in the boot, start physical therapy
      2. By 8 weeks you remove the boot and go into a comfortable shoe/sneaker

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      Our Location

      Ettore Vulcano, MD (Mount Sinai Medical Center)
      4302 Alton Road, Suite 220
      Miami Beach, FL 33140
      Phone: (305) 674-2090

      Orthopedic surgeon serving patients in Miami Beach, Miami, and the surrounding South Florida communities.

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