J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2011 Sep;15(3):170-174.

Compression Neuropathy of Superficial Peroneal Nerve and Deep Peroneal Nerve Following Acupuncture Treatment: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sanbon Hospital, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Gunpo, Korea. castkim@hanmail.net

Abstract

Acupuncture has been widely used to treat a variety of disease and symptoms. But various complications have been reported. Among them, peripheral nerve injuries have been reported less frequently than other complications. The purpose of this report is to describe what we believe to be the first case of delayed superficial and deep peroneal nerve compressive neuropathy caused by fibrotic mass formed by neglected broken acupuncture needle.

Keyword

Compression neuropathy; Superficial and deep peroneal nerve; Acupuncture

MeSH Terms

Acupuncture
Needles
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Peroneal Nerve
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