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Human Studies

2021 Jul 01

Muscle Nerve

Characterization of mononeuropathy of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the calf.


Oaklander A L, Van Houten T, Sabouri SA
Muscle Nerve. 2021 Jul 01.
PMID: 34197644.


Isolated injuries to the lateral cutaneous nerve (LCNC) branch of the common peroneal nerve can cause obscure chronic posterolateral knee and upper calf pain and sensory symptoms. Routine examination and electrodiagnostic testing do not detect them because the LCNC has no motor distribution and it is not interrogated by typical peroneal nerve conduction study. There are only about 10 prior cases-thus scant physician awareness-so most LCNC injuries remain misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, hindering care.