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Compression Neuropathy of Superficial Peroneal Nerve and Deep Peroneal Nerve Following Acupuncture Treatment (A Case Report)
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2011;15:170-174
Published online September 1, 2011
© 2011 J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.

Kim, Yu-Mi

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sanbon Hospital, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Gunpo, Korea
Received July 13, 2011; Revised August 10, 2011; Accepted August 16, 2011.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Acupuncture has been widely used to treat a variety of disease and symptoms. But various complications have been reported. Among them, peripheral nerve injuries have been reported less frequently than other complications. The purpose of this report is to describe what we believe to be the first case of delayed superficial and deep peroneal nerve compressive neuropathy caused by fibrotic mass formed by neglected broken acupuncture needle.
Keywords : Compression neuropathy; Superficial and deep peroneal nerve; Acupuncture

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