Treatment of Peroneal Nerve Injury by Operation

Authors: R. Kaiser;  L. Houšťava;  L. Mencl;  R. Brzezný;  P. Haninec
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgická klinika 3. LF UK a FN Královské Vinohrady, Praha
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2011; 74/107(2): 187-190
Category: Short Communication


The peroneal nerve is the most frequently injured nerve of the lower extremities, most often as traction injury caused by knee distortion or iatrogenic injury. We analyze retrospectively a group of 16 of our patients. Eight of them underwent external neurolysis with functional recovery in 62%. Outcome appears to depend on the time interval between injury and operation. Another eight nerves were reconstructed with a graft from the sural nerve with a good outcome in 50% of cases. In these cases, both the timing of operation and the length of the graft used proved important– the best effect was achieved if graft length was kept below 6  cm, which corresponds with other studies. Recovery of motor function was considered satisfactory when muscle power exceeded level M3 in the standard muscle test.

Key words:
peroneal nerve injury – nerve graft repair – neurolysis


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