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Compression-caused peroneal neuropathy: commentary from a biopsychologist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19996836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Compression is the most common cause of damage to the fibular head, the site of most peroneal nerve injuries which cause foot drop. Compression injuries can be caused by prolonged immobility and habitual leg-crossing. A review of the literature does not reveal the existence of a nationwide study that investigates the prevalence of compression-caused foot drop, nor does the literature contain encouragement to arrange medical practices to prevent its occurrence (e.g., soft substrates for sitting, frequent reminders for the patient to uncross the legs). Treatments for foot drop do not appear to be strongly scientifically based and they do not incorporate the use of sensory integration, specifically use of the visual sense, during rehabilitation. Finally, compression-caused foot drop may be preventable, a conclusion that could ultimately have important implications in the context of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
Authors:
Su L Boatright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-06     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingstown, RI 02881, USA. UgPsych@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Exercise Therapy
Gait Disorders, Neurologic / etiology*,  rehabilitation,  therapy
Humans
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Orthotic Devices
Peroneal Neuropathies / complications*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Posture
Proprioception
Quality of Life
Risk Factors

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