Hi all,I'm new here, obviously. I'm trying to see if anyone has had a nerve transfer to treat injury to the deep peroneal resulting in drop foot.I was in a bicycle accident a year ago. I was struck from behind by a truck and fractured my L4 and L5 vertebrate and broke several transverse and spinous processes off. The worse was the full left side pelvic shear. I also sustained a torn ACL (left). I sustained a massive amount of stretch injury to the L5 nerve. I had nerve decompression surgery to my deep peroneal about 9 months ago but there hasn't been much progress with the drop foot. I'm at the point of trying a nerve transfer or just moving on with my life. I can't do a tendon transfer as the tendon that would be used is attached to a muscle too weak to execute dorsi flexion. Has anyone done this surgery? Does anyone have any insight or input to what I could expect. I'm trying to make a decision as soon as I can as time is of the essence.Cheers,
Hi there will,I just had my 2nd peroneal nerve decompression along with a 4 compartment Fasciotomy feb 13th. I had my first peroneal nerve decompression March 2016. And it wasollen anterior tib muscle constantly along with swollen band around my ankle. I could not be on my feet for more than 10 minutes. Several EMGs were negative and in Virginia podiatrist are are not allowed to surgery Close to the knee. For example by the fibula head. Several EMGs were negative, A bazillion rounds of PT, tons of MRIs gabapentin, Elavil, rest, nothing worked. I kept complaining to my neurosurgeon that something was wrong and I could not bear weight. He kept saying it was probably just inflamed and kept throwing Medrol dose pack at me. I decided to venture out And started getting second opinions from podiatrist and orthopedic surgeons. Fast forward to fall of 2016 I found a Sports medicine foot and ankle orthopedic doctor. He suspected CEcs. We tested for that and came back negative. He said he would do exploratory surgery on the common peroneal nerve deep peroneal nerve and superficial peroneal nerve. We did an MRI December 2016 which showed up positive for So here I am one week out from my second surgery. And I'm already panicking because I am afraid that we missed it again. I'm not Weight bearing yet. I am in a air boot. I go for my two week follow up this Friday, February 24, 2017.