Anatomic comparison of lateral transfer of the long flexors for concomitant peroneal tears.

@article{Seybold2013AnatomicCO,
  title={Anatomic comparison of lateral transfer of the long flexors for concomitant peroneal tears.},
  author={Jeffrey D Seybold and John T. Campbell and Clifford L Jeng and Mark S. Myerson},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={1718-23}
}
BACKGROUND Lateral transfers of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) or flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendons have been described for treatment of concomitant, irreparable peroneal tears. This study evaluated the anatomic benefits and constraints of lateral FHL and FDL tendon transfers with regard to available tendon length, diameter, and proximity to the posterior neurovascular bundle. METHODS In 9 cadaveric specimens, the FHL and FDL tendons were transected through a medial approach distal to… CONTINUE READING