16 Follow-Up With Common, Superficial, and Deep Peroneal Nerve Decompression Patient

A 16 year follow-upThis patient was seen back in 2008 for chronic neuropathic pain in the right lower leg from below the knee to the sole of the foot. The pain, numbness, and tingling affected both the top and bottom of the foot. She was diagnosed with several different areas of nerve compression (pinched nerves) in the leg which were causing her symptoms. We released the common, superficial, and deep peroneal nerves as well as the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel and the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcaneal branches. She is now 16 YEARS out from that operation and reports that her foot has not had any recurrent pain since. When she came back to the office we were worried that her pain had returned, but she actually had come for a completely unrelated problem on the other side of the body in a different limb. We are very excited to get 16 year follow-up in this patient for a successful set of lower extremity nerve releases. She is pain free in this lower leg and was going strong until a completely unrelated issue brought her back to see us. We hope we can be of assistance again, but right now we just celebrate a 16 year victory for lower extremity nerve decompression surgery.