Re: peroneal nerve injury
There is a classic injury to the common peroneal (fibula) nerve as it winds around the head/neck of the fibula. It is one of the few places in humans where a major nerve trunk is "available" and prone to damage (the other obvious one being the ulna nerve around the medial epicondyle of the humerus. If this has been damaged, usually by neuroptmesis, is is an apalling injury, resulting in loss of motor control to the anterior and medial compartments, sensory loss to the dorsum, and perhaps forgotten sometimes, the autonomic stuff to blood vessels etc. It is a revolting unjury, and I sincerely hope for his sake it is not the case. I agree with Bill, it sounds more like peroneal muscular atrophy. Rob
Honorary Research Associate, Institute for Human Evolution, University of Witwatersrand
Adjunct Associate Professor (Human and Comparative Anatomy), University of Western Sydney
Fellow of The Centre For Human Biology, The University of Western Australia
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