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Of or relating to the fibula or to the outer portion of the leg.

[From Greek peronē, pin of a brooch, fibula; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the fibula or the outer side of the leg
[C19: from New Latin peronē fibula, from Greek: fibula]
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(ˌpɛr əˈni əl)

pertaining to or situated near the fibula.
[1825–35; < New Latin perone(us) (< Greek perónē fibula) + -al1]
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Adj.1.peroneal - of or relating to the fibula or the outer part of the leg below the knee
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adj peroneo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Complete sparing of the common peroneal nerve is observed at the level of the popliteal crease, (b) MSN = medial sural nerve; TN = tibial nerve; CPN = common peroneal nerve; SN = sciatic nerve.
Furthermore, the authors suggested that using flexible reamers prevent the complications associated with knee hyperflexion, short femoral tunnels and peroneal nerve injury in straight and rigid reamers.
The Wales international was replaced just before the hour mark during the 2-1 victory in Portugal and tests yesterday revealed that he had suffered damage to his peroneal tendons.
Scans yesterday revealed Bale has suffered a "traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle" and is in need of further tests before it's clear when the national icon will be back.
Preoperatively, exercises were given to strengthen the peroneal and tibialis posterior muscles.
* Nerve entrapment is a less common source of lower extremity pain in which the superficial peroneal nerve is most often affected.
On nerve examination, the right ulnar and left common peroneal nerve was enlarged.
Sobel et al described the etiology of the pain syndrome consisting of one or more of the following: creation of a discontinuity of the peroneus longus tendon either by acute fracture of the os peroneum or a diastasis through a multipartite os peroneum, chronic diastasis and/or a healing fracture of the os peroneum eventually leading to callus formation and peroneus longus tenosynovitis, attrition of the peroneus longus tendon, rupture of the peroneus longus tendon, or an associated enlarged peroneal tubercle on the lateral aspect of the calcaneus that entraps the peroneus longus tendon and the os peroneum during excursion of the peroneus longus tendon.
Drop foot can be caused by peroneal nerve injury and/or nerve root compression originating in the lumbar level of the back.
Parsons sustained tears to the Achilles and peroneal tendons and nerves when he suffered a traumatic amputation and the skin on his left heel was completely torn off, exposing the tissue and tendons below.
Painful os peroneum syndrome (POPS) results from a wide spectrum of conditions, including fractures or diastases, and may result in tenosynovitis or even rupture of the peroneal tendon [1].