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Medicina dello Sport 2014 September;67(3):485-93

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Inveterate long peroneal tendon tear caused by overuse in a highly professional fencer: inconsistency between the severity of damage, the diagnostic picture and the functional deficit

Giannini S. 1, Boni G. 2

1 Foro Italico, University of Roma, Casa di Cura Villa Stuart, Sport Clinic, Rome, Italy; 2 ANTIAGE Sport Medicine Clinic, Foligno, Regional Delegate FMSI Umbria, Perugia, Italy


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This article presents the evolution and treatment of a pathology of the myotendinous joint and long peroneal muscle caused by overuse, in a highly professional athlete, presenting an anomalous isolated compromission of the functional unit of long peroneal muscle that, despite the conservative treatment and the cures of the medical team, presented a progressive negative evolution, so much that it required surgery.

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