Ask An Orthopedist: Fibularis Brevis Tendon

Calendar April 18, 2017

Question: Do you generally recommend surgery for an incomplete split tear of the fibularis brevis tendon with moderate distal tendinosis?

Non-surgical care is almost always tried first. Rest, ice, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medication is the primary treatment, followed by range of motion and strengthening exercises, and finally a trial of GRADUALLY returning to regular activities. Only if all this fails does surgery become a consideration.

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