Which surgical procedure is used to release the superficial peroneal nerve?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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The surgical procedure to release the superficial peroneal nerve at the anterolateral leg involves preoperative determination and marking of the location of maximum tenderness and, if present, lateral muscle herniation. The procedure is performed with magnifying loupes and a tourniquet. A 5-cm longitudinal incision is made over the anterolateral leg approximately at the junction of the middle third and the distal third to encompass the two points.


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