peroneal brevis

peroneal brev·is

A muscle with origin from the lower two thirds of the lateral surface of the fibula, with insertion into the base of the fifth metatarsal bone, with nerve supply from the peroneal nerve, and whose action everts the foot. Also called fibularis brevis.
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37) Subluxation or dislocation of the peroneal brevis tendon may be confirmed by placing the foot in plantar flexion and inversion and asking the patient to forcibly dorsifiex and evert the injured ankle.
In 1953, Evans reported a simplified version of the Watson-Jones procedure by routing the peroneal brevis tendon obliquely through the distal fibula in an anterior-distal to posterior-proximal fashion (Fig.
Peroneal brevis ruptures occur in association with inversion ankle sprains, usually 3-5 cm proximal to the insertion on the base of the 5th metatarsal.
The peroneal brevis is anterior to the longus and is useful in tendon transfers about the ankle.