Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2010 , Vol 20 , Num 1
The Operative Treatment of Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment Neuropathy and Results: Clinical Study
Kasımpaşa Asker Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye OBJECTIVE: Entrapment of the common peroneal nerve at the knee can cause sensory and motor symptoms and functional problems that affect the foot and ankle. This study examines common peroneal nerve decompression and its effect on nerve function.

METHODS: A retrospective review of 42 patients with common peroneal nerve palsy treated with decompression between 2003 and 2007 was undertaken.

RESULTS: In early postoperative period (0-6 months), 33 (78,5%) of 42 patients who had preoperative motor weakness had improvement in motor function. Likewise, 27 (64,2%) of 42 patients who had sensory disturbances and all of 18 patients who had preoperative pain improved after surgical decompression of the peroneal nerve. In late postoperative period (6-12 moths), all of 42 patients who had preoperative motor weakness, sensory disturbances, pain and Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Studies results improved.

CONCLUSION: Common peroneal nerve decompression is a useful procedure to improve sensation and strength as well as to decrease pain. Electromyographic examination was useful in the preoperative evaluation and selection of patients for decompression surgery. Anahtar Kelimeler : Common peroneal nevre, Compression neuropathy, Decompression, Neuropathy