- Tendoscopy is an apparently safe and reliable procedure to manage some foot and ankle disorders.
- The most common foot and ankle tendoscopies are: Achilles; peroneal; and posterior tibial tendon.
- Tendoscopy may be used as an adjacent procedure to other techniques.
- Caution is recommended to avoid neurovascular injuries.
- Predominantly level IV and V studies are found in the literature, with no level I studies still available.
- There are many promising and evolving endoscopic techniques for tendinopathies around the foot and ankle, but studies of higher levels of evidence are needed to strongly recommend these procedures.
Keywords: tendoscopy; endoscopy; Achilles; peroneal tendons; posterior tibial tendon; tendinopathy