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Old 11-07-2011, 07:01 AM   #1
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Foot Drop after Peroneal Nerve cut

My husband had surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his knee, at the same time the doctor removed a cyst that supposedly was only pressing on the peroneal nerve. He removed the cyst and about 2/3 of the peroneal nerve (he said the nerve was "involved"). Anyway, he left enough of the nerve for my husband to have constant feel like his leg and foot are on fire, super sensitivty on the left side top of the foot, and drop foot. He cauterized the ends he cut so I don't think the nerve will be able to reconnect. His gait is getting worse and the ankle weaker. He has fallen several times now because the ankle will "roll". He also having muscle spasms big time.
They gave him a AFO to wear.Big plastic looking thing that comes up almost to the back of the knee but it is rubbing sores on the leg and rubs the ankle raw. Does anyone know of a brace or anything that might help him with the symptoms I have listed? The altered gait is causing him to have alot of hip, knee and back pain.
Have been considering the TOE OFF or something in that range.
Also has anyone used the NMES or FES electrical stimulators? Do they work if the peroneal nerve is mostly not connected?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

 
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