Superficial Peroneal Nerve Release in the Lower Leg 1 Mackinnon SE1 Yee A1 October 8, 2011Disclosure: No authors have a financial interest in any of the products, devices, or drugs mentioned in this production or publication.Symptoms of a compressed superficial peroneal nerve in the lower leg includes numbness and tingling in the dorsal aspect of the foot and lateral aspect of the lower leg. These symptoms can be exaggerated when the peroneal nerve is under tension during movements of the leg and foot. Compression of the superficial peroneal nerve occurs due to the transverse crural ligament and the tight superficial fascia that encapsulates he lower leg musculature. The superficial peroneal nerve has a course just deep to this superficial fascia and exits superficially distal to the transverse crural ligament. Release of this fascia and ligament will decompress the superficial peroneal nerve. Other known areas of peroneal nerve compression include the common peroneal nerve at the fibular head and the deep peroneal nerve in the foot by the extensor hallucis brevis.Keywords: peroneal nervesuperficial peroneal nervecompression neuropathynerve decompression You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Standard Edition Table of Contents- Slow down- Frustration00:00:00 - Introduction00:00:10 - Orientation00:00:15 - Incision and Exposure00:00:30 - Identifying and Exposing the Superficial Fascia00:00:37 - Identification of the Fat Landmark and Incision of the Overlying Superficial Fascia00:00:52 - Identification of the Superficial Peroneal Nerve and Incision of the Overlying Superficial Fascia00:01:25 - Identifying and Releasing the Transverse Crural Ligament00:01:48 - Phenotypic Characteristic of a Compressed Superficial Peroneal Nerve00:02:02 - Release of the Proximal Superficial Fascia00:03:36 - Release of the Surrounding Superficial Fascia around the Superficial Peroneal Nerve You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.