Optimal stimulation site for deep peroneal motor nerve conduction study around the ankle: Cadaveric study

Ki Hoon Kim, Dong Hwee Kim, Hyeong Suk Yun, Byung Kyu Park, Ji Eun Jang

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Abstract

Objective: To identify the optimal distal stimulation point for conventional deep peroneal motor nerve (DPN) conduction studies by a cadaveric dissection study. Method: DPN was examined in 30 ankles from 20 cadavers. The distance from the DPN to the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon was estimated at a point 8 cm proximal to the extensor digitorum brevis (EDB) muscle. Relationships between the DPN and tendons including TA, extensor hallucis longus (EHL), and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) tendons were established. Results: The median distance from the DPN to the TA tendon in all 30 cadaver ankles was 10 mm (range, 1-21 mm) at a point 8 cm proximal to the EDB muscle. The DPN was situated between EHL and EDL tendons in 18 cases (60%), between TA and EHL tendons in nine cases (30%), and lateral to the EDL tendon in three cases (10%). Conclusion: The optimal distal stimulation point for the DPN conduction study was approximately 1 cm lateral to the TA tendon at the level of 8 cm proximal to the active electrode. The distal stimulation site for the DPN should be reconsidered in cases with a weaker distal response but without an accessory peroneal nerve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 1

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Keywords

  • Cadaver
  • Nerve conduction
  • Peroneal nerve
  • Stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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