- any of several muscles on the outer side of the leg, the action of which assists in extending the foot and in turning it outward.
Origin of peroneus
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Motor paralysis of the peronei followed, together with general lowering of tactile sensation in the musculo-cutaneous area.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
When the eversion is more pronounced, the sole looks laterally and the tendons of the peronei stand out in relief.
It especially affects the peronei and the extensors of the toes, and is unilateral.
The peronei are displaced from their grooves, and may lie in front of the lateral malleolus.
Dislocation of the peronei tendons may occur, for example, from a violent twist of the foot.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles