This patient had suffered a foot drop where she was not able to raise the foot off the ground and had to wear a brace to keep from tripping over her foot. She common peroneal nerve was compressed at the fibular head (outside of the knee). The nerve was decompressed through a small 2 inch incision and she had return of function in about one week. Now 11 months later she has full strength in her leg with the ability to raise her foot as well as she can the opposite foot. She no longer has to wear a brace! We are both quite pleased.
If you, a family member, or friend have a similar problem, Dr. Eric H. Williams would be happy to discuss it with you at the Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery in Baltimore, MD. Please call us at 410-337-5400.