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Common peroneal nerve dysfunction

  • Alternative Names

    Neuropathy - common peroneal nerve; Peroneal nerve injury; Peroneal nerve palsy


    Prevention

    Avoid prolonged pressure to the back or side of the knee. Injuries to the leg or knee should be treated promptly.

    If a cast, splint, dressing, or other possible constriction of the lower leg causes a tight feeling or numbness, notify your health care provider.


    References

    King JC. Peroneal neuropathy. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo TD, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal disoders, pain and rehabilitation.. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008: chap 66.