Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment
Because of its course at the head of the fibula, the peroneal nerve and its branches are subject to various forms of entrapment, each having relatively specific symptomatology. Because of the superficial position of the nerve resting on the underlying bone, the common peroneal nerve is vulnerable to entrapment with numerous etiologic factors (Fig. 23). Peroneal nerve entrapment may involve either the superficial peroneal nerve, the deep division, or the common trunk, each of which will be dealt with separately.
KeywordsPeroneal Nerve Ankle Sprain Common Peroneal Nerve Nerve Entrapment Fibular Head
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References and Further Reading
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