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Common Fibular Nerve Laceration 

Common Fibular Nerve Laceration
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Common Fibular Nerve Laceration
Author(s):

David Seiden

and Siobhan A. Corbett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199846085.003.0057
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date: 04 December 2020

A 22-year-old man comes to the emergency department with concerns about his left lower limb. He reports that 2 days earlier, he and several companions were involved in a fight outside a bar where they had been drinking, and he received a knife wound on the side of his left knee. Although he bled from the wound, the bleeding was not extensive, and he was able to stop it with wrapping of the wound and direct pressure. He did not seek medical attention at the time because he was fearful of getting into legal trouble because of his involvement in a knife fight. When he got home, he applied an antiseptic solution to the wound and kept it wrapped with gauze bandage. He says that the next day he noticed that he had difficulty moving his foot properly; he had difficulty walking and repeatedly tripped over his left foot.

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