Deep peroneal nerve transfer for established plantar sensory loss

Isao Koshima, Yuzaburo Nanba, Tetsuya Tsutsui, Yoshio Takahashi

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Patients with established or irreversible plantar sensory loss often have normal sensation on the dorsal aspect of the foot, due to an intact deep peroneal nerve. A new method of deep peroneal nerve transfer is proposed for repair of plantar sensory loss caused by extensive nerve gaps or high-level lesions of the posterior tibial nerve. Two cases in which this technique was used are described. The surgical technique is relatively easy, with a short operating time, rapid nerve regeneration after surgery, accurate sensory recovery, and minimal donor-site morbidity with sensory loss only on the first web space of the foot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


  • Deep peroneal nerve transfer
  • Plantar sensory loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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