A preventable cause of foot drop during childbirth.

  title={A preventable cause of foot drop during childbirth.},
  author={Sam C Colachis and William S. Pease and E. W. Johnson},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={171 1},
Compression of the peroneal nerve is an uncommon complication of labor and delivery. We describe a case of common peroneal nerve injury associated with positioning the knees in hyperflexion during delivery. The pathophysiologic mechanisms, clinical course, and possible prevention of this uncommon complication are discussed.