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Title: Peroneal Nerve recovery??
Post by: JADA on February 11, 2010, 10:06:43 PM
Hello, all. I'm brand new here my question is regarding my now 8 1/2 year old son. When he was 6 a heavy mirror shattered and came down on the back of his leg, just below the left knee, severing his peroneal and sural nerves. A microsurgeon reattached both nerves a week later and the surgery was, to his mind, a success. Since then the sural nerve has completely healed but the peroneal nerve isn't doing too well. It's been 2 1/2 years and his foot has very little lift and no dorsiflexion. A recent EMG showed that the nerve does have continuity but at a low level. 20 different doctors give us 20 different opinions as to how much it will come back, from 100% down to "this is it". We are seriously considering a tendon transfer to get the foot out and up and to get the swelling off of the ankle (b/c he turns it in so much).
Anyway, that's the short story. Are there any rays of sunshine?
Title: Re: Peroneal Nerve recovery??
Post by: Michellex on July 22, 2010, 02:30:39 PM
please can you update me on what happened to your son!!!
it would be really interesting as my peroneal nerve isnt working so I cant lift up my foot:(
thanks so much!!!