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Following three days of extremely tight bracing post-acl surgery i got foot drop/peroneal nerve palsy (2 months ago). Is this condition be permanent?

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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Need EMG

You should have an EMG to assess the degree of nerve injury.
This can also be used in the months following to determine if the nerve is recovering.

In brief: Need EMG

You should have an EMG to assess the degree of nerve injury.
This can also be used in the months following to determine if the nerve is recovering.
Dr. David Lundin
Dr. David Lundin
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In brief: Bracing

I agree- you need an EMG to assess and the periodically to check on progress.

In brief: Bracing

I agree- you need an EMG to assess and the periodically to check on progress.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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In brief: Not necessarily

First, the nerve coverings or myelin may improve within 3-4 weeks after problem stabilized, but the nerve regrowth, if axonal, may resolve at .
1 mm daily, speed of fingernail growth, so must be patient and use an afo splint. Best to get EMG to objectify.

In brief: Not necessarily

First, the nerve coverings or myelin may improve within 3-4 weeks after problem stabilized, but the nerve regrowth, if axonal, may resolve at .
1 mm daily, speed of fingernail growth, so must be patient and use an afo splint. Best to get EMG to objectify.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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