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ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMATOLOGICAL SECTION   

Medicina dello Sport 2002 March;55(1):39-42

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Common peroneal nerve palsy following varus injury of the knee. Case report

Carrozza M. 1, Giombini A. 2, Dragoni S. 2

1 Specialista in Medicina dello Sport; 2 Istituto di Scienza dello Sport del CONI, Dipartimento di Medicina dello Sport, Roma


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The case of an athlete presenting motor and sensitive neurological symptoms in the innervation area of the common popliteal nerve due to acute injury to the nerve as a consequence of a varus distortion of the knee is reported. The neurological picture regressed completely after capsulo-ligamentous surgery.

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