The Risks of Femoral Nailing in the Positioning of Hemilithotomy on Traction Table Getting A Contralateral Well-Legdrop-Foot
Keywords:foot drop, fracture of shaft of femur, common peroneal nerve palsy
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
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
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.
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