The Risks of Femoral Nailing in the Positioning of Hemilithotomy on Traction Table Getting A Contralateral Well-Legdrop-Foot

Authors

  • Jasraj Kaur Bhamra1 , Manpreet Kaur Bhamra1 , Waqar M. Naqvi2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13677

Keywords:

foot drop, fracture of shaft of femur, common peroneal nerve palsy

Abstract

Introduction: Postoperative contra lateral morbidity following fracture fixation surgery is rare due to
hemilithotomy placement on traction table. Following a typical orthopedic femoral nailing, we should note
a case of unexplained typical peroneal nerve palsy formed on the contra lateral side, manifesting with drop
foot.
Case report: After prolonged femoral nailing, a 32-year-old male suffered an uncommon common peroneal
nerve palsy that manifested itself toward lateral drop foot. This iatrogenic and intermittent disorder was
delineated to be position-related neuropraxia after neurophysiological analysis and review of applicable
literature.
Conclusion: Place modification at intervals or complete avoidance of excessive hyperflexion of the knee is
advised to prevent typical peroneal nerve morbidity against the lateral.

Author Biography

Jasraj Kaur Bhamra1 , Manpreet Kaur Bhamra1 , Waqar M. Naqvi2

1
Intern, Department of Community Health, Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe
Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra, India. 2Professor & HOD, Department of
Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences,
Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Jasraj Kaur Bhamra1 , Manpreet Kaur Bhamra1 , Waqar M. Naqvi2. (2020). The Risks of Femoral Nailing in the Positioning of Hemilithotomy on Traction Table Getting A Contralateral Well-Legdrop-Foot. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1840-1845. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13677