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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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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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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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My son whos 12 has nearapraxia left superficial peroneal nerve damage will he have this forever?

My son whos 12 has nearapraxia left superficial peroneal nerve damage will he have this forever?

Neuro praxis : Refers to an injury to the insulation of the nerve called the myelin sheath. If you take away the offending cause it normally takes 3 weeks to 3 months to recover. It is unusual to last longer than that and if it does i would be concerned about on going compression or toxic effect or a more serious injury to the nerve itself called axonomesis. ...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 I have surgery to repair peroneal tendon and fractured talus at the same time?

Can I have surgery to repair peroneal tendon and fractured talus at the same time?

Yes: If both require surgery it would possible (and often times preferable) to address both at the same time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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