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Nerve Entrapments of the Lower Extremity

  • Jay Karri
  • George C. Chang Chien
  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author


Lower extremity compression neuropathies can produce pain, sensory, and/or motor deficits. Nerve compression is often associated with repetitive overuse patterns specific to certain occupations, sports, or activities. Electrodiagnostics often carry high utility in diagnosing and localizing these syndromes. Conservative management using rest, activity modification, and rehabilitation can produce improvement in many cases. In severe or refractory cases, surgical intervention may be appropriate.


Nerve entrapment Compression neuropathy EMG NCS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay Karri
    • 1
  • George C. Chang Chien
    • 2
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Ventura County Medical CenterVenturaUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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