Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Entrapment of the Inferior Calcaneal Nerve as a Result of a Trauma (Baxter’s Neuropathy)

Homajoun Maslehaty*, Rashad El Habony, Athanasios K Petridis, Dugajin Morina and Martin Scholz
Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Duisburg, Sana Kliniken, Academic Teaching Hospital of University Essen-Duisburg, Germany
Corresponding author : Homajoun Maslehaty
Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Duisburg, Sana Kliniken, Academic Teaching Hospital of University Essen-Duisburg, Zu den Rehwiesen 9-1147055 Duisburg, Germany
Tel: +49 203 733-0
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 05, 2013 Accepted: November 22, 2013 Published: November 27, 2013
Citation: Maslehaty H, El Habony R, Petridis AK, Morina D, Scholz1 M (2013) Entrapment of the Inferior Calcaneal Nerve as a Result of a Trauma (Baxter’s Neuropathy). J Spine Neurosurg 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000125

Abstract

 Entrapment of the Inferior Calcaneal Nerve as a Result of a Trauma (Baxter’s Neuropathy)

 

Entrapment and neuropathy of the inferior calcaneal nerve (ICN) is a rare clinical entity in the neurosurgical daily routine. We present the case of a young patient suffering from severe neuropathic pain in consequence of a working accident. Insufficient diagnosis and treatment over two years led to the point that the pain became chronic. After more precise evaluation at our institution we diagnosed entrapment syndrome of ICN and decompressed the nerve surgically. We present clinical symptoms and performed therapy and highlight special features of this rare clinical entity.

Keywords: Inferior calcaneal nerve; Baxter’s neuropathy; Heel pain; Operative decompression

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