Neurological complications of foot and ankle surgery

Avneesh Chhabra, Marjanne J.L. Descamps, Adam Weathermon, David A. Connell, Theodoros Soldatos

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Postoperative neurological complications following foot and ankle surgery are common. This article reviews the structural architecture of peripheral nerves and innervation patterns around the foot and ankle; describes the pathophysiology of surgery-related nerve injury; and illustrates the postoperative neurological complications using specific case examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-266
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 3 2012



  • foot and ankle
  • injury
  • nerve
  • neuroma
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this

Chhabra, A., Descamps, M. J. L., Weathermon, A., Connell, D. A., & Soldatos, T. (2012). Neurological complications of foot and ankle surgery. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 16(3), 254-266.