Injury of the common peroneal nerve after cardiothoracic operations.

  title={Injury of the common peroneal nerve after cardiothoracic operations.},
  author={Jaime Francisco Vazquez-Jimenez and Gabriele Krebs and Johannes Schiefer and J{\"o}rg Siegmar Sachweh and Oliver Joannis Liakopoulos and Georg Wendt and Bruno J. Messmer},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={73 1},
BACKGROUND To assess incidence, etiology, and clinical relevance of common peroneal nerve injury (CPNI) in patients after cardiothoracic surgery. METHODS In an 11-year period, CPNI was detected in 39 out of 20,718 patients (0.19%): 38 times after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) (38 of 12,726; 0.30%) and in 1 patient after a non-CPB procedure (1 of 7,992; 0.013%). These patients underwent intensive physiotherapeutic treatment. As the majority of CPNI occurred after CPB (97.4%), data of these… CONTINUE READING