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Progressive Peroneal Nerve Palsy in a Varus Arthritic KneeA Case Report
Gary B. Fetzer, MD1; Heidi Prather, DO1; Richard H. Gelberman, MD1; John C. Clohisy, MD1
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at School of Medicine, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, West Pavilion, Suite 11300, St. Louis, MO 63110. E-mail address for J.C. Clohisy: jclohisy@msnotes.wustl.edu
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In support of their research or preparation of this manuscript, one or more of the authors received grants or outside funding from Wright Medical Technology. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Jul 01;86(7):1538-1540
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Peroneal nerve injuries have been reported in association with traumatic varus injury of the knee1, traumatic dislocation of the knee2, upper tibial osteotomy3, knee arthroscopy4, and total knee arthroplasty5. To our knowledge, there have been no reports describing a peroneal nerve palsy associated with a varus deformity of the knee due to arthritis. We describe the case of a sixty-three-year-old man who presented with a symptomatic varus arthritic knee and a progressive, profound peroneal nerve palsy. Because this combination of problems has not been discussed in the literature, to our knowledge, the optimal treatment strategy for this patient was not clear. The purpose of this report is to describe this clinical disorder and to outline our treatment strategy. Our patient was informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication.
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