A rare cause of 'drop foot' in the pediatric age group: Proximal fibular osteochondroma a report of 5 cases


Cmar A., Yumrukcal F., SALDUZ A. , Dirik Y., Eralp L.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS, vol.5, no.12, pp.1068-1071, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.09.024
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1068-1071
  • Keywords: Drop foot, Peroneal nerve entrapment, Osteochond roma, Tumor

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The fibular nerve is the most frequent site of neural entrapment in the lower extremity and the third most common site in the body, following the median and ulnar nerves. The peroneal nerve is commonly injured upon trauma. Additionally, a dropped foot might be a symptom related to the central nervous system or spinal pathologies in pediatric patients. Entrapment of the peripheral nerve as an etiologic cause should be kept in mind and further analyzed in orthopedic surgery clinics.