Ankle Arthroscopy: Is Preoperative Marking of the Superficial Peroneal Nerve Important?

Abstract: The aim of this study was to see whether preoperative marking of the superficial peroneal nerve and its branches before anterior ankle arthroscopy reduced the incidence of nerve injury compared with the available evidence reported in the literature. We reviewed 100 consecutive cases of anterior ankle arthroscopy that had been performed between February 2005 and April 2009. The medical records for all of the patients were reviewed for any documented complications related to the arthroscopic procedure.

Abstract: The aim of this study was to see whether preoperative marking of the superficial peroneal nerve and its branches before anterior ankle arthroscopy reduced the incidence of nerve injury compared with the available evidence reported in the literature. We reviewed 100 consecutive cases of anterior ankle arthroscopy that had been performed between February 2005 and April 2009. The medical records for all of the patients were reviewed for any documented complications related to the arthroscopic procedure.

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Ankle Arthroscopy: Is Preoperative Marking of the Superficial Peroneal Nerve Important?