2014, Number 2
Ortho-tips 2014; 10 (2)
Espinosa de los Monteros KAF, Clifton CJF, López AL, Navarro BE, Villarruel SJÁ, Zermeño RJJ, Gutiérrez MI, Romo RR
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ABSTRACTThe nerve entrapment of the peroneal nerve is the most common neuropathy of the lower extremity, and the compression region which presents more frecuently level is fibular head. Overall compared to compressive neuropathies is the third most common after median and ulnar nerve. According to the location of compression will be the patient’s clinical presentation. When there is compression at the common peroneal nerve, before its division into superficial and deep peroneal nerve, there may be weakness in dorsiflexion of the foot (foot drop). In the case of a compression at the level of the superficial nerve will exist mainly sensory disturbances; in the case of compression of the deep branch weakness may exist in the function of the extensor digitorum. There are different causes of neuropathy, as well as the differential diagnosis like a L5 radiculopathy. As thorough and complementation studies of nerve conduction evaluation is critical for proper diagnosis.