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A 55-year-old female asked:

what dr would determine if i need a peroneal nerve release surgery first or a total knee replacement followed by nerve release...dx for both already?

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Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
Pain Management 20 years experience
Nerve Tx or Knee 1st: Your orthopedic surgeon will most likely want your peroneal nerve treated first. They don't want any other medical issues clouding the high success of your knee replacement.

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