Compression neuropathies of the lower extremity Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Compression neuropathies of the lower extremity can be just as disabling as compression neuropathies in the upper extremity. The most common compression neuropathies encountered in the lower extremity affect the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, the peroneal nerve, the saphenous nerve, the sural nerve, and the tibial nerve (including their branches). These are discussed in terms of anatomy, etiologies, manifestations, and surgical treatment.

publication date

  • April 2003