Surgical technique of a partial tibial nerve transfer to the tibialis anterior motor branch for the treatment of peroneal nerve injury

Jennifer L. Giuffre, Allen T. Bishop, Robert J. Spinner, Alexander Y. Shin

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Abstract

Injuries to the common peroneal nerve can be functionally debilitating with few treatment options. Traditionally, tendon transfers and ankle-foot orthotics have been the standard treatment of foot drop with satisfactory patient outcomes. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe an alternative surgical technique option to obtain ankle dorsiflexion in patients with foot drop using a partial nerve transfer from the tibial nerve to the motor branch of the tibialis anterior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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Keywords

  • partial tibial nerve transfer
  • peroneal nerve injury
  • tibialis anterior motor branch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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