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Peroneal Tunnel Compression Test

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  • Peroneal Tunnel Compression Test


Peroneal Tunnel Compression Test
Demonstration of the peroneal tunnel compression test


  • The patient is seated with knee bent and foot and ankle relaxed[1]
  • Examiner places thumb over the superior peroneal retinaculum from the posterior ridge of the fibula to the calcaneus
    • Apply gentle pressure on the peroneal tendons while at rest
  • The patient then dorsiflexes and everts his foot and ankle
    • Examiner maintains thumb in same position with applied pressure
  • Positive test
    • Recreation of the patient's pain
    • Crepitus, squeaking may be palpable



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See Also


  1. ). A positive test is marked by a recreation of the patient's pain. Crepitus or squeaking of the involved tendons (wet leather sign) may be palpable
Created by:
John Kiel on 2 May 2021 00:13:05
Last edited:
7 March 2023 00:15:48