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Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology

Fibular (Peroneal) Nerve Entrapment Neuropathy-Review

Submission: March 16, 2018; Published: July 05, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TNN.2018.01.000524

ISSN 2637-7748
Volume1 Issue5


Fibular nerve entrapment neuropathy (FNEN) is defined as involvement of the nerve in all its course. As etiology the idiopathic compressive form is the most common, but the traumatic form has a worse prognosis. Epidemiological data regarding FNEN are scarce due to lack of medical familiarity with the pathology in question. The diagnosis is clinical, and examinations of electroneuromyography of the lower limbs become useful for surgical and prognostic purposes. General and rehabilitative measures are instituted initially, but with little efficacy, surgery is indicated in the presence of a slowly progressive fibular neuropathy associated with extrinsic lesions or when the initial deficit is already severe. The prognosis varies with the etiology and the time between the onset of symptoms and the surgical approach. This study is a bibliographical review based on the specialized literature, through research of scientific articles selected in searches in the PubMed database

Keywords: Fibular nerve; Peroneal neuropathies; Nerve compression syndromes; Surgical decompression

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