Imaging of Neuropathies about the Ankle and Foot

Luca Padua, C Martinoli, M Court Payen, J Michaud, L Altafini, A Marchetti, Mm Perez, M Valle, C Hovgaard, M Haugegaard, A. Tagliafico

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Abstract

Neuropathies about the ankle and foot may be the cause of chronic pain and disability. In most cases, these conditions derive from mechanical or dynamic compression of a segment of a nerve within a narrow osteofibrous tunnel, an opening in a fibrous structure, or a passageway close to a ligament or a muscle. Although the evaluation of nerve disorders primarily relies on neurological examination and electrophysiology, diagnostic imaging is currently used as a complement to help define the site and etiology of nerve compression and exclude other disease possibly underlying the patient' symptoms. In this article, a review of the anatomical and pathological features of nerve entrapments in the distal lower extremity is presented on ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, according to the nerve involved.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)344-356
Numero di pagine13
RivistaSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Volume14
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010

Keywords

  • Tibial nerve
  • deep peroneal nerve
  • superficial peroneal nerve
  • sural nerve

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