J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2011 Mar;15(1):44-46.

Sural Nerve Entrapment by Fragments of Calcaneal Fracture (A Case Report)

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. hangugy@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Sural nerve is a sensory nerve that innervates the lateral side of ankle and foot, and the injury of this nerve can be usually caused by surgical approch of calaneal fracture or achilles tendon injury. Entrapment neuropahty of sural nerve caused by bony fragment after calcaneal fracture is not reported, yet. Authors experienced one case that sural nerve injury due to bony fragment after calcaneal fracture and we regard that it is a rare case, so we report this case after reviewing literatures.

Keyword

Sural nerve; Calcaneal fracture; Entrapment neuropathy; Excision

MeSH Terms

Achilles Tendon
Animals
Ankle
Foot
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Organic Chemicals
Sural Nerve
Verapamil
Organic Chemicals
Verapamil
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