Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Peroneal nerve: trauma

Contributor(s): Caroline Hahn

Introduction

  • Common injury.
  • Cause: kick or pressure to the lateral stifle, a tibial fracture and anesthesia.
  • Signs: inability to flex hock and extend digits, shorter stride, knuckling of fetlock, hypalgesia of craniolateral portion of limb.
  • Diagnosis: pelvic limb lameness.
  • Treatment: DMSO, corticosteroids, surgery.

Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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