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J Neurosurg. 2007 Aug;107(2):314-8.

Patient outcome after common peroneal nerve decompression.

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Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.

Abstract

OBJECT:

This study examines common peroneal nerve decompression and its effect on nerve function.

METHODS:

Fifty-one peroneal nerve decompressions were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively for motor and sensory function of the peroneal nerve as well as for pain.

RESULTS:

Postoperatively, 40 (83%) of 48 patients who had preoperative motor weakness had improvement in motor function. Likewise, 23 (49%) of 47 patients who had sensory disturbances and 26 (84%) of 31 patients who had preoperative pain improved after surgical decompression of the peroneal nerve.

CONCLUSIONS:

Common peroneal nerve decompression is a useful procedure to improve sensation and strength as well as to decrease pain.

PMID:
17695385
DOI:
10.3171/JNS-07/08/0314
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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