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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2019, Article ID 5014687, 6 pages
Case Report

Reconstruction of the Peroneus Brevis Tendon Tears with Semitendinosus Tendon Autograft

1Department of Orthopedics Foot and Ankle Surgery, Hospital do Servidor Municipal de São Paulo (HSPM), 60 Castro Alves Street, Aclimação, CEP: 01532-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, 627 Albert Einstein Avenue Jardim Leonor, CEP: 05652-900 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Department of Orthopedics Foot and Ankle Surgery, Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, 33rd Street Building, 200 E 33rd ST#501, Baltimore, MD, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Danilo Ryuko Cândido Nishikawa; moc.liamg@okuyrd

Received 21 January 2019; Accepted 28 April 2019; Published 11 June 2019

Academic Editor: Johannes Mayr

Copyright © 2019 Danilo Ryuko Cândido Nishikawa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Peroneal tendon disorders are common causes of lateral and retromalleolar ankle pain. For irreparable tears of the tendon, a salvage procedure is indicated with segmental resection followed by reconstruction with tenodesis, tendon transfer, or bridging the defect using allograft or autograft. Although there is insufficient evidence to guide which of these treatment options provides the best outcomes, reconstruction with tendon allograft has provided satisfactory clinical results and is effective for pain relief and restoration of tendon function. However, there are concerns about the use of tendon allografts which include its cost and availability, disease transmission, delayed incorporation, and stretching of the graft. The aim of this study is to present the surgical technique for the reconstruction of the peroneus brevis tendon tears using semitendinosus tendon autograft as an alternative to the allograft and report the short-term results of three cases.