What are the surgical options for deep peroneal nerve entrapment?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Once symptoms of deep peroneal nerve entrapment are deemed refractory to nonoperative measures, surgical options may be considered. Such options include the following:

  • Surgical release of the deep peroneal nerve in primary and idiopathic cases
  • Excision of the nerve in cases of direct nerve injury due to previous surgery, in cases of direct trauma, or in revision cases

Surgical decompression of the nerve can provide immediate improvement of symptoms.


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