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Peroneal nerve--wjere and what is that?

Peroneal nerve--wjere and what is that?

OUTER Lower leg: Peroneal (fibular) nerve is in the outer part of the calf (lower leg). It tends to get injured just below the outer part of the knee where it crosses over the fibular head. The nerve controls muscles/sensation of the outer calf. ...Read more

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I have subluxing peroneals following injury. Is it necessary to have this fixed?

I have subluxing peroneals following injury. Is it necessary to have this fixed?

Depends: Upon your symptoms...work requirements....activity level....
Check with an ORTHOPEDIC specialist!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I've had subluxing peroneals for two years which I never got fixed and now I'm getting pain there. Could this be related?

I've had subluxing peroneals for two years which I never got fixed and now I'm getting pain there. Could this be related?

If they were sub-: -lucking for 2 years, it usually is progressive, & now they R displacing more often & may B on the verge of dislocating. I would rec that U C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon or a fellowship trained foot & ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take peroneal nerve to heal after decompression?

How long does it take peroneal nerve to heal after decompression?

Biphasic response: Typically, recovery occurs in two stages, with some initial improvement in the days or weeks after the surgery (as stunned nerves wake back up), followed by months of no real improvement and then finally a second stage of improvement (as regenerating nerve fibers finally grow to reach their targets). The important thing is to keep as active and limber as possible while waiting. ...Read more

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EMG Report says "Attenuated bilateral peroneal motor responses" what does that mean.

EMG Report says "Attenuated bilateral peroneal motor responses" what does that mean.

EMG Report: That's mean that the motor response from the left and right common peroneal was markedly attenuated (weaken or reduce in force). For more information always ask your physician. ...Read more

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What helps pain from peroneal tendinitis?

What helps pain from peroneal tendinitis?

Heat, ice, ibuprofen: You will need rest, perhaps heat followed by ice and Ibuprofen or some sort of anti-inflammatory. Some would argue the use of heat but it can help circulation to the area and then ice it down. Topical anti-inflammatory creams and anesthetics may help. Rest will help. If worse or not improving, see your pcp, sports medicine doctor, orthopedist or rehab specialist. ...Read more

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What causes peroneal tendonitis to happen?

What causes peroneal tendonitis to happen?

Trauma/overuse: Peroneal tendonitis can be related to an injury or overuse and is often associated with a higher arch foot posture which puts more strain on the tendons. Initial treatment with rest, anti-inflammatories and bracing can be effective. ...Read more

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What will my pt do for peroneal tendonitis?

What will my pt do for peroneal tendonitis?

Hopefully help u: They have certain equipment like possibly ultrasound machines, galvanic stimulation and various other modalities. Sometimes, they may perform massage or stretches etc all depending on the amount of pain you have. ...Read more

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What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

What is invovled after a peroneal tendon repair?

Peroneal tear/ruptur: The peroneal tendons, either the brevis or longus are examined after the incisions are made and after confirmation is made via an mri. Usually the tendons are partially torn, the frayed pieces are removed and the longitudinal tears are repaired with fine sutures. Wraps can be used to cover the tendon (bovine, porcine or amniotic membranes. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to have surgery on peroneal tendon?

When is it necessary to have surgery on peroneal tendon?

After conserv. Care: If you have had conservative care such as p.T. Or been immobilized in a cast and are not doing better, or the tendon is diagnosed as being ruptured, then surgery is advisable. ...Read more

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I had surgery 6 years ago for a torn peroneal tendon. Now iit feels like it is tearing again. What are my options?

See a doctor: Tears are generally longitudinal in nature. An MRI can detect these rather quickly. I would check to see if this is the case. A brace can be worn, a prp injection can be considered. If your prior surgeon is still around go for a follow up. ...Read more

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If I have a peroneal tendon tear will it eventually get better on its own? It's been 5 months and pops. Still hurts sometimes.

No without tx: Peroneal tendon injuries general take months to heal with immobilization. You should have a MRI to determine extent of tear of the tendon. You may need surgical repair if you are still symptomatic. ...Read more

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Trying to decide to fix split of peroneal brevis tendon now or wait till after christmas. How to decide. Doc is leaving it up to me.?

Why not wait: Nd while waiting get a prp injection and keep your foot in a cam walker. What conservative treatment have you tried to date? ...Read more

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Common peroneal nerves, f-waves of CPN & PTN, H-reflex, SNAP of sural nerves and superficial peroneal nerves are not recordable. (report of NCV test)?

NCV Test: A lot of times these NCV tests are inconclusive or need to be repeated. Do you have any symptoms like numbness or tingling? Any history of diabetes or peripheral neuropathy? These disorders may explain those findings. Nerve trauma can also be a possible etiology. ...Read more

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What to do if I have peroneal tendon subluxation?

Visit foot/ankle doc: If the condition is painful there is a surgical option to fix. ...Read more

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Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Ortho, then PT.: Don't try on own, get guidance of shoulder expert and physical therapist. ...Read more

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How do I exercise with Achilles and peroneal tendonitis?

Limit to upper body: Limit your workouts to upper body using machines or bench exercises. Even an elliptical will delay your healing. No treadmill, running, walking and especially no hills! ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for longitudinal peroneal tendon split?

Is surgery necessary for longitudinal peroneal tendon split?

Function: Studies show surgery if indicated for ruptures or when injuries diminish function. See ortho surgeon for expert consultation. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/91344-treatment#d10 ...Read more

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If you damage the peroneal nerve, what muscles lose movement?

Foot drop: The common peroneal nerve branches from the sciatic nerve. It includes the deep and superficial peroneal branches. These nerves provide sensation to the anterior (front) and lateral (side) parts of the legs and to the top of the feet. They innervate muscles in the legs which lift the ankle and toes upward (dorsi flexion). ...Read more

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Can spinal fusion surgery cause bilateral peroneal neuropothy?

Can spinal fusion surgery cause bilateral peroneal neuropothy?

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. ...Read more

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Does peroneal tendonitis cause snapping or popping of the ligaments?

Does peroneal tendonitis cause snapping or popping of the ligaments?

Yes: Yes, peroneal tendonitis can commonly cause a popping sensation in the lateral ankle along with pain with walking or standing, especially on a surface that is on an incline or is uneven. It may also cause some tenderness on the outside of the ankle along with occasional swelling but this is not always seen. Rest and strengthening exercises often help along with taping of the ankle. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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How common is peroneal subluxation and what is usually the treatment?

How common is peroneal subluxation and what is usually the treatment?

Not very common: This condition occurs most often after one major or repetitive milder injuries to the ankle such a fracture or sprains. For mild cases, an ankle brace and physical therapy can be helpful. For more severe cases where the tendons slide easily over the fibula, surgery to stabilize the supporting structures is necessary. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What's the remedy for a peroneal tendon tear if conservative tx failed?

Repair: Peroneal tendon tears, usaully intrasubstance or partial tears are difficult to treat conservatively. Once the MRI determines the extent and location of the rupture, the tendon can be repaired by various procedures...Tubularization, debridement or replacement. Amniotic membrane is showing a promising treatment by wrapping the torn tendon. ...Read more