Perioperative lower extremity peripheral nerve traction injuries

Christopher T. Plastaras, Akhil Chhatre, Ashot S. Kotcharian

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve traction injuries may occur after surgical care and can involve any of the lower extremity large peripheral nerves. In this review, the authors discuss injuries after knee or hip surgical intervention. The diagnosis, including electrodiagnostic studies, is time sensitive and also relies on a detailed history and physical examination. Successful prevention and treatment involve familiarity with risk and predisposing factors as well as prophylactic measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Lower extremity
  • Perioperative
  • Peripheral nerve traction injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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