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Neurolysis of the common peroneal nerve in leprosy. A report on 22 patients.

Abstract

Thirty-two operations on the common peroneal nerve for leprous neuritis are reported. A combined medical and surgical approach to treatment is recommended, and the technique of operation is described. Recovery of motor power was satisfactory but depended on many factors, including the duration of the neuritis, the extent of the compression, the immunopathological status of the patient and the efficacy of medical treatment. The main indication for neurolysis is hyperalgesic neuritis. The only contraindication is painless long-standing paralysis; in this condition the degree of neural fibrosis prevents any hope of improvement.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Chaise F
Roger B
Year of Publication
1985
Journal
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume
67
Issue
3
Number of Pages
426-9
Date Published
1985 May
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0301-620X
Alternate Journal
J Bone Joint Surg Br
Publication Language
eng

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