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Case Report, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Superficial Peroneal Neuropathy after Surgical Intervention: A Case Report

Melissa Thompson, Dennis Landin*, and Meghan Reid
School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, USA
Corresponding author : Dennis Landin, EdD
112 Long Fieldhouse, School of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Tel: 225.578.2960; Fax: 225.578.3680
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 27, 2014 Accepted: June 24, 2014 Published: June 29, 2014
Citation: Landin D, Thompson M, Reid M (2014) Superficial Peroneal Neuropathy after Surgical Intervention: A Case Report. J Athl Enhancement 3:4 doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000161

Abstract

Superficial Peroneal Neuropathy after Surgical Intervention: A Case Report

True neuropathies are rare in young, active athletes. However, following invasive treatments and surgeries damage to neurovascular structures, particularly those that are superficial, may occur. This case was complicated by continued tenderness subsequent to a navicular fracture, which masked the neurogenic signs and symptoms related to superficial peroneal neuromas. This report presents the case of an iatrogenic injury leading to the development of neuromas in the superficial peroneal nerve following  several surgical interventions for a navicular stress fracture. A 20-year-old female collegiate soccer player, with a previous history of foot injury, was diagnosed with a navicular stress fracture. She underwent ORIF with bone grafting to repair non-union of stress fracture. During normal rehabilitation progression, the patient developed anterolateral ankle pain.

Keywords: Superficial peroneal (fibular) nerve; Neuroma; Navicular stress fracture

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