Rare orthopaedic surgery performed in tenosynovectomy

A rare orthopaedic surgery (peroneal tendoscopic tenosynovectomy) was performed by Dr. Abdul D Khan, professor and HOD, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam. A 24-year-old youth approached the hospital with complains of pain and swelling outside the ankle which persisted for a year. He tried rest, analgesics, brace, physiotherapy and steroid injections, but had no relief. An MRI investigation confirmed peroneal tenosynovitis.

Dr. Khan performed a peroneal tendoscopic tenosynovectomy. The patient recovered well and was discharged within 24 hours. This is the first time a tendoscopy procedure was performed in Andhra Pradesh, according to a statement issued by the hospital.

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