What is the efficacy of surgery for 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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A group from Turkey has reported good results after tibialis posterior tendon transfer for persistent foot drop after peroneal nerve repair. [33]

Another group has reported good results from patients with deep peroneal nerve injuries resulting in foot drop undergoing nerve transfer of functional fascicles of either the superficial peroneal nerve or of the tibial nerve as donor for deep peroneal-innervated muscle groups. [34]

A group from Italy has reported good motor improvement with a double tendon transfer method from the tibialis posterior to tibialis anterior, and flexor digitorum longus transfer to the extensor digitorum longus and extensor hallucis longus tendons. [35]


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