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I had a peroneal nerve repair. And a broken fibular head just under 5inch low from knee now I can't bend my knees what is the solution??

I had a peroneal nerve repair. And a broken fibular head just under 5inch low from knee now I can't bend my knees what is the solution??

Talk 2 Ur treating-: -surgeon. It depends on how long U were in a cast or immobilized. To protect the repair. Then PT is needed 2 regain ROM slowly so as not 2 stress the repair. Then more aggressive PT at about the 6th-7th week. All should B ordered by Ur surgeon. ...Read more

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

My son who's 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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What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it? Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury? Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt

What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it? Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury? Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt

Overuse/Compensation: Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath complex of the peroneus longus and brevis tendons. These tendons arise from muscles in the outside of the lower leg and course behind the fibula (ankle bone on outside of ankle). Walking on the outside of the foot (often to avoid pain on the inside of the foot or heel) can lead to this condition as can a bad ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Ice for peroneal nerve problem causing foot drop? Would that help?

Ice for peroneal nerve problem causing foot drop? Would that help?

No, ice will not.: No, ice will not, probably help. Foot drop is caused by a serious injury to the common peroneal nerve, and/or entrapment of the nerve causing paralysis of the peroneal muscles. Seek medical help asap, you do not want this to become a permanent paralysis! ...Read more

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I had peroneal brevis repair surgery on 7/15/15. Still in a ton on pain. Feels like a knife in side of my foot. Is this normal?

I had peroneal brevis repair surgery on 7/15/15. Still in a ton on pain. Feels like a knife in side of my foot. Is this normal?

Re-evaluate.: This is definitely not normal. There could be various reasons for your pain. You should have your surgery re-evaluated either by the original surgeon or another surgeon, familiar with this type of surgery. ...Read more

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My brother (30 yo) has a pinched superficial peroneal nerve on his right leg. Surgery was recommended but are there other alternatives?

My brother (30 yo) has a pinched superficial peroneal nerve on his right leg. Surgery was recommended but are there other alternatives?

You can try: An injection which may quell the pain associated with the entrapment. But, if the pain persists the surgery is a good idea. ...Read more

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Hi, The pain I have is excruciating, and it's along the peroneal nerve in my leg, I did not suffer any injury, Can physical therapy fix the damage?

Peroneal nerve pain: It is vital to find out the cause of the pain. Physical therapy may help, but first things first. See your doctor about what is the root cause of your pain. Then decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Post surgery for Peroneal tendon sublux, tendons still snap - more painful. Possible to ablate sensory nerve going to tendons to avoid repeat surgery?

Not good idea: While it is theoretically possible to ablate the sensory nerves, that would definitely not be a good idea. These are the nerves that supply sensation to your lateral foot and are important to protect your foot from injury. Better to get problem taken care of, consider a second opinion as well. ...Read more

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Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?

Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?

Yes: The cavus is the bone position typically as in your condition at the heel. A bone cut can be made to align the heel. The retinacular repair can be done at the same time. ...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 are the symptoms of peroneal nerve compressed? Can it occur from ankle sprain? Fibula possibly moved and pinched nerve.

What are the symptoms of peroneal nerve compressed? Can it occur from ankle sprain? Fibula possibly moved and pinched nerve.

Nerve impingement: Unlikely, that the fibular bone moved to pinch a nerve. The peroneal nerve (superficial peroneal nerve) is located in the skin and can be impinged through swelling resulting from an ankle sprain. The bone, ligaments, muscle, tendons are deeper than the skin, but the swelling associated with injury can cause shooting pain, burning, tingling, and numbness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with axonal neuropathy, absent peroneal nerves, etc. Other symptoms are feeling 'high' and I'm thirsty all the time. Ideas?

Just diagnosed with axonal neuropathy, absent peroneal nerves, etc. Other symptoms are feeling 'high' and I'm thirsty all the time. Ideas?

Diabetes: Increased thirst is a sign of diabetes. Also, the neuropathy would fit with diabetes. Feeling "high" could be a sign that blood sugars are not controlled. See your doctor and have some blood work done to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have Superficial Peroneal Nerve Entrapment in left ankle. Starting PT. Recovery time? Bout to start 220 mile hike. Will I be okay to hike?

Nerve entrapment: It depends on what is damaged. If the nerve itself is damaged, the nerve can grow about an inch a month or so to reconnect to the where the nerve endings should be. If the nerve is intact, but the structures around the nerve have been damaged, then the recovery time might be sooner. An electrodiagnostic study could help differentiate the two. Hold off on the hike especially if you have weakness. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with deep peroneal nerve entrapment. If I end up having decompression surgery how long is the recovery? Is a steroid shot an option?

Just diagnosed with deep peroneal nerve entrapment. If I end up having decompression surgery how long is the recovery? Is a steroid shot an option?

2 to 4 wks recovery.: Yes Steroid can be an option in earlier and Mild entrapment cases. Relief is temporary though.
If your Orthopedic doctor recommended you the release surgery, he will probably doing it Arthroscopic. So the recovery will be quick. Physical therapy along with NSAID helps. ...Read more

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Considering asking doc about deep peroneal nerve block, possibly future ablation. Considerations? Oa "hook" may be irritating nerve. Avoiding surgery.

I'm not sure: Why you would ablate a nerve instead of removing an osteophytic growth that is causing irritation. Surgery to remove the growth should be reasonably straight forward. Consult with an orthopedist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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A week before I had any swelling from peroneal tendonitis I had nerve pain from my ankle up into my calf. Does this make any sense?

Injury?: Was any injury involved with the pain prior to the tendonitis? The best treatment course is rice rest, ice, compression and elevation and you might need a nsaid. ...Read more

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Peroneal retinaculum repaired twice, peroneus brevis to longus tenodesis. New MRI shows hypertrophic tear of peroneus longus. What are my options?

Peroneal retinaculum repaired twice, peroneus brevis to longus tenodesis. New MRI shows hypertrophic tear of peroneus longus. What are my options?

I would try: And figure out what stresses are being placed on the tendon.....For whatever the reason it seems the peroneals have alot of pressure on them.....I would think of how to destrees or remove load from them or whatever is causing them to fail. ...Read more