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2010 Peroneal Mononeuropathy eMedicine Neurology
Mononeuropathies can occur secondary to direct trauma, compression, stretch injury, ischemia, infection, or inflammatory disease. Dancers are also prone to superficial and deep peroneal nerve entrapments.
Nerve entrapments are due to compression of the nerve by either normal structures or an external source.
In the lower extremity, peroneal neuropathy is the most common isolated mononeuropathy. In patients of our electrodiagnostic laboratory, it is the third most common mononeuropathy overall.
Pinky Agarwal, MD Alida Griffith, MD Updated: Aug 3, 2010
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Agarwal & Griffith
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Added: Fri Oct 29 2010
Last Modified: Mon May 16 2011