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Can spinal fusion surgery cause bilateral peroneal neuropothy?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Are: You referring to your groin or your ability to move your feet up ?
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It is very unusual: I have not seen that, but that does not means could not happen from the surgery itself. The other issue could cause, is unusual pressure on the nerves from out side. .
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 29 years experience
Neuropathy : Bilateral peroneal mononeuropathies are commonly seen in patients with mononeuritis multiplex secondary to diabetes, polyarthritis nodosa, nutritional deficiencies, and critical illness polyneuropathy. Bilateral and symmetrical presentation rises the possibility of lumbar radiculopathies or lumbar stenosis. Neuroimaging like MRI and electrophysiological studies like EMG and nerve conduction study could help in sorting this out.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I do agree on the above but does not address the question.
Apr 5, 2013

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