Lower extremity nerve trauma

Igor Immerman, Andrew E. Price, Israel Alfonso, John A.I. Grossman

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve injuries of the lower extremity (LE) are frequently encountered in orthopaedic practice. They can be traumatic or iatrogenic. Proper and timely diagnosis and treatment are the keys to optimizing outcomes. This paper reviews and discusses the basic anatomy and physiology of nerve injury and the current literature on the incidence, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and outcomes of sciatic, femoral, peroneal, and tibial nerve injuries. The purpose of this review is to suggest a protocol for evaluation and management of LE nerve injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Volume72
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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