Symptoms of peroneal nerve compression

Symptoms of peroneal nerve compression

What are the symptoms of peroneal (fibular) nerve compression at the fibular neck? 

Injury of the nerve usually involves both the deep and common peroneal nerves resulting in a foot drop and sensory loss over the lateral calf and dorsum of the foot.

It is important to differentiate a peroneal nerve lesion from a sciatic nerve lesion, a lumbosacral plexopathy, or an L5 radiculopathy.

Common causes of injury are trauma, stretch, or compression of the nerve.


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