European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 173, Issue 12, pp 1603–1605

Deep peroneal nerve palsy during growth spurt: a case report

  • Kyriacos I. Eleftheriou
  • Sushil Beri
  • Afshin Alavi
  • Sally Tennant
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00431-013-2160-y

Cite this article as:
Eleftheriou, K.I., Beri, S., Alavi, A. et al. Eur J Pediatr (2014) 173: 1603. doi:10.1007/s00431-013-2160-y

Abstract

Peripheral nerve injuries may have a number of causes, most commonly mechanical. We describe a case of a deep peroneal nerve palsy in an adolescent boy which coincided with a large growth spurt. Spontaneous recovery of full function was seen without intervention. Conclusion: In the absence of any other causative factors, we believe that this growth spurt resulted in temporary compression of the deep peroneal nerve at the level of the knee producing transient neurapraxia.

Keywords

Peroneal nerve Neurapraxia Growth spurt Nerve injury 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyriacos I. Eleftheriou
    • 1
  • Sushil Beri
    • 2
  • Afshin Alavi
    • 3
  • Sally Tennant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Trauma and OrthopaedicsSt Mary’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric NeurologySt Mary’s HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySt Mary’s HospitalLondonUK

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