Mark M Melendez, Anup Patel, A Lee Dellon
Joplin's neuroma is a rare perineurial fibrosis of the medial plantar digital proper nerve arising from various etiologies but most commonly after bunion surgery. Treatment for this painful great toe problem remains controversial. It is our purpose to describe our experience with this chronic pain problem, considering it to be a neuroma requiring resection. A retrospective medical record review of 8 patients with medial hallux pain related to the digital nerve was performed. Each patient had failed to respond to >6 months of nonoperative therapy...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tamer Ahmed Sweed, Seyed Asghar Ali, Surabhi Choudhary
Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is a compression neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel. In about 80% of patients, a specific cause can be identified for TTS. We present a case of TTS secondary to an ossicle in close relation to the talus that, to our knowledge, has not previously been reported. A 26-year-old male presented with left ankle and foot pain that increased with activity and playing football. He had a tingling sensation and paresthesia in the sole and medial border of the foot along the distribution of the medial and lateral plantar nerves...
January 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tanya Judd, Taunna Jones, Lauren Thornberry
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas are rare, slow-growing, benign tumors consisting of Schwann cells. They may cause pressure along a bony structure, resulting in increased pain and discomfort. Less than 1% of schwannomas become malignant, and localization in the foot is uncommon (2%-3% of reported cases). METHODS: We present a case of a schwannoma of a branch of the posterior tibial nerve sheath. The goal is to assist in recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of schwannoma in the foot and ankle...
2014: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Tun Hing Lui
UNLABELLED: Gouty tophus of the tarsal tunnel is a rare cause of posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome. We present a case of acute posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome due to gouty tophus that required early tarsal tunnel release in order to avoid irreversible nerve damage. The presence of background neuropathy resulted in a less favorable result than expected. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, Level V: Case report.
August 2015: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Leandro Pretto Flores, Roberto Sérgio Martins, Mario Gilberto Siqueira
BACKGROUND: Foot drop is a very debilitating condition affecting patients' daily activities, and its treatment has been a challenge for neurosurgeons. Grafting the peroneal or sciatic nerve usually results in poor outcomes. Our previous anatomic study demonstrated the feasibility of transferring a motor branch of the tibial nerve to the deep peroneal nerve at the level of the popliteal fossa. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the outcomes obtained after the transfer of a branch of the tibial nerve to the peroneal nerve for recovery of foot drop...
October 2013: Neurosurgery
Marcel D Waldinger, Govert J de Lint, Ad P G van Gils, Farhad Masir, Egbert Lakke, Ruben S van Coevorden, Dave H Schweitzer
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous orgasm triggered from inside the foot has so far not been reported in medical literature. AIMS: The study aims to report orgasmic feelings in the left foot of a woman. METHODS: A woman presented with complaints of undesired orgasmic sensations originating in her left foot. In-depth interview, physical examination, sensory testing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI-scan), electromyography (EMG), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and blockade of the left S1 dorsal root ganglion were performed...
August 2013: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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