The Role of Diagnostic Ultrasound-Guided Selective Common Peroneal Nerve Block in a Patient with Negative Imaging but with Classic Neuropathic Pain After Below Knee Amputation

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Abstract

Below-knee amputation neuromas may be hard to detect radiographically. This case report demonstrates that in a below-knee amputee with negative imaging but with classic neuropathic pain, successful diagnostic ultrasound-guided nerve-selective peripheral nerve block may be performed to diagnose the problem; subsequent resection of the neuroma may relieve severe neuropathic pain.

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