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When is Peroneal Nerve Release Necessary?

Peroneal nerve release may be recommended for individuals experiencing:

  • Persistent pain or discomfort on the outer side of the knee or lower leg
  • Tingling or numbness in the leg, foot, or toes
  • Weakness in the muscles that lift the foot (foot drop)
  • Symptoms that do not respond to conservative treatments like physical therapy, medications, or injections
  • Peroneal nerve entrapment due to trauma, repetitive stress, or anatomical abnormalities

The Surgical Procedure

Peroneal nerve release is typically performed under general or regional anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision near the knee to access the peroneal nerve. The surrounding tissues are carefully dissected to identify and release any structures compressing the nerve.

The surgery aims to relieve pressure on the peroneal nerve, allowing it to function properly and reduce symptoms. Once the nerve is decompressed, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical tape, and a dressing is applied to protect the area.

Excel Health’s Approach

Excel Health focuses on providing patient-centered care and utilizing advanced techniques for peroneal nerve release. Our approach includes:

  • Comprehensive Diagnostics: Using state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic tools to accurately identify the cause of peroneal nerve compression.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Performing nerve release with minimal tissue disruption to reduce recovery time and postoperative pain.
  • Individualized Treatment Plans: Creating customized surgical and rehabilitation plans tailored to each patient’s needs and goals.
  • Experienced Surgical Team: Our surgeons are highly trained in nerve release procedures, ensuring precision and effective results.

Benefits of Peroneal Nerve Release

  • Pain Relief: Alleviates persistent pain and discomfort along the outer side of the knee and lower leg
  • Improved Sensation: Reduces tingling and numbness in the leg, foot, and toes, enhancing overall sensory function
  • Increased Strength: Restores muscle strength and function, particularly in the muscles responsible for lifting the foot
  • Enhanced Mobility: Improves overall leg function and mobility, facilitating easier movement and daily activities
  • High Success Rate: Proven effective in treating symptoms of peroneal nerve compression, with many patients experiencing significant improvements

Contact Us

If you are experiencing symptoms of peroneal nerve compression and believe nerve release surgery might be beneficial, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Excel Health. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to help you achieve optimal leg health and regain your ability to perform everyday activities comfortably. Contact us today to learn more about peroneal nerve release and how we can assist you.

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