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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1997 Sep;79(5):801-3.

The superficial peroneal tunnel syndrome. Results of treatment by decompression.

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Ostra Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.


We diagnosed entrapment of the superficial peroneal nerve in 17 patients (19 legs) with a mean age of 41 years. In all cases, plain radiographs of the leg, nerve-conduction studies of the superficial peroneal nerve and measurement of the intramuscular pressure at rest after exercise were normal. Diagnostic tests for nerve compression during rest after exercise produced pain and clinical signs in all. We performed decompression of the superficial peroneal tunnel in 14 patients and local fasciectomy in three. Fourteen patients (80%) were free from symptoms or satisfied with the result.

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