Clinical features of common peroneal nerve injury

  • Common peroneal nerve is relatively unprotected as it traverses the lateral aspect of the neck of fibula – hence is prone to injury at this area
  • The clinical features of common peroneal nerve injury are:
    • Foot drop
    • Weakness of dorsiflexion of foot
    • Weakness of extensor hallucis longus
    • Weakness of eversion of foot
    • Sensory loss on lateral aspect of leg which extends to dorsum of foot

Gray’s anatomy, 39th edition, p1504

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