Peroneal Tendon Pathology Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 04, 2022
  • Author: Rajesh Malhotra, MBBS, MS; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS, FAOA, FABOS, FAAOS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Differential diagnoses for peroneal tendon pathology include the following:

  • Lateral ankle instability
  • Syndesmotic injuries
  • Osteochondritis of talus
  • Painful os trigonum
  • Lateral ankle and foot fractures (see Physical Examination)
  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis