Medial plantar nerve testing facilitates identification of polyneuropathy.

  title={Medial plantar nerve testing facilitates identification of polyneuropathy.},
  author={Constantin Sylantiev and Roseline Schwartz and J. Chapman and Aron S Buchman},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  volume={38 6},
Many studies have used sural nerve action potential (NAP) as an electrophysiological marker for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSP). We examined the role of medial plantar nerve testing for identifying DSP by comparing amplitudes from sural, superficial peroneal, and medial plantar nerves in 85 participants with symptoms and clinical signs of DSP and 204 participants without DSP. Receiver-operating characteristic curves were used to determine the sensitivity of all three sensory conduction… CONTINUE READING