Common peroneal nerve dysfunction - Prevention
Neuropathy - common peroneal nerve; Peroneal nerve injury; Peroneal nerve palsy
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.
- Reviewed last on: 8/29/2009
- Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital; David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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.
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