When is surgery indicated for saphenous nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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If nonoperative therapy for saphenous nerve entrapment fails, surgical decompression may be needed. In patients who have sustained a direct blow to the medial knee and are experiencing persistent medial knee pain despite conservative trials for treatment, a neurectomy or neurolysis of the infrapatellar branch may be helpful.


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