What is the pathophysiology of ischemic injuries and nerve transection in peroneal mononeuropathy?

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MS, MEd; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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The pathophysiology of ischemic injuries and nerve transection is axonal damage. When axonal damage occurs, recovery is slower and longer and may not be complete.

  • This results in wallerian degeneration distally, and recovery requires the nerve to regenerate and reinnervate.

  • This process is slower than healing from other types of injuries and may not be complete.

  • Nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) can aid in defining the lesion location and type.


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