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Pain pp 507-510 | Cite as

Common Peroneal Nerve

  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author
  • Justin Schappell
  • Chris Ha
Chapter

Abstract

The common peroneal (fibular) nerve innervates the proximal lateral leg. Compression of this nerve is relatively common due to its anatomic location around the fibular neck. This chapter discusses relevant anatomy, common mechanisms of injury, and therapeutic interventions.

Keywords

Common peroneal nerve Compression neuropathy Neuropathic pain Nerve block Conservative management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston, McGovern Medical SchoolNorth Richland HillsUSA
  3. 3.University of North Texas Health Science CenterFort WorthUSA

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