Peculiarities of Superficial Peroneal Nerve Surgical Anatomy at Malleolus Fracture Treatment


Peculiarities of superficial peroneal nerve surgical anatomy are presented. Data on 100 patients operated on for malleolus fractures have been analyzed. In external approach to the fibula and lateral malleolus superficial peroneal nerve was detected in 20% of cases. It crossed the anterior margin of the fibula 55-150 mm (mean 79.2±24.4 mm) above the apex of the lateral malleolus. In 17 cases the nerve was located subcutaneously, in 3 cases - subfascially. Awareness of the detected peculiarities of the superficial peroneal nerve anatomy may increase the efficacy of its' iatrogenic injury prevention.


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