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Anatomical basis for pressure on the common peroneal nerve.
Cent Afr J Med. 1999 Mar; 45(3):77-9.CA

Abstract

An attempt was made to explain the anatomical basis for the pressure on the common peroneal nerve which may lead to loss of sensation and "foot drop". By using available cadavers during routine dissections, it was observed that the attachments of the peroneus longus muscle on the head of the fibula are, in most cases, tendinous, and blended with the crural fascia and lateral (fibular) ligament, thereby, forming an inelastic band arching over the common peroneal nerve. In some other cases, the reflected fibres of the biceps femoris tendon, anterior tibiofibular ligament and iliotibial tract constituted a fibrous bridge over the nerve. The least occurrence was that of the nerve piercing the thick and inelastic anterior crural septum.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10565068

Citation

Ihunwo, A O., and N D. Dimitrov. "Anatomical Basis for Pressure On the Common Peroneal Nerve." The Central African Journal of Medicine, vol. 45, no. 3, 1999, pp. 77-9.
Ihunwo AO, Dimitrov ND. Anatomical basis for pressure on the common peroneal nerve. Cent Afr J Med. 1999;45(3):77-9.
Ihunwo, A. O., & Dimitrov, N. D. (1999). Anatomical basis for pressure on the common peroneal nerve. The Central African Journal of Medicine, 45(3), 77-9.
Ihunwo AO, Dimitrov ND. Anatomical Basis for Pressure On the Common Peroneal Nerve. Cent Afr J Med. 1999;45(3):77-9. PubMed PMID: 10565068.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anatomical basis for pressure on the common peroneal nerve. AU - Ihunwo,A O, AU - Dimitrov,N D, PY - 1999/11/24/pubmed PY - 1999/11/24/medline PY - 1999/11/24/entrez SP - 77 EP - 9 JF - The Central African journal of medicine JO - Cent Afr J Med VL - 45 IS - 3 N2 - An attempt was made to explain the anatomical basis for the pressure on the common peroneal nerve which may lead to loss of sensation and "foot drop". By using available cadavers during routine dissections, it was observed that the attachments of the peroneus longus muscle on the head of the fibula are, in most cases, tendinous, and blended with the crural fascia and lateral (fibular) ligament, thereby, forming an inelastic band arching over the common peroneal nerve. In some other cases, the reflected fibres of the biceps femoris tendon, anterior tibiofibular ligament and iliotibial tract constituted a fibrous bridge over the nerve. The least occurrence was that of the nerve piercing the thick and inelastic anterior crural septum. SN - 0008-9176 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10565068/Anatomical_basis_for_pressure_on_the_common_peroneal_nerve_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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