Value of surgical decompression of compressed nerves in the lower extremity in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Maurik2014ValueOS,
  title={Value of surgical decompression of compressed nerves in the lower extremity in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Joanne F M Macar{\'e} van Maurik and Mireille van Hal and Ruben P A van Eijk and Moshe Kon and Edgar J. G. Peters},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={134 2},
  pages={325-32}
}
BACKGROUND The authors aimed to assess the effect of lower extremity nerve decompression surgery for painful diabetic polyneuropathy on pain and sensibility. METHODS The study was conducted as a single-center randomized controlled trial of one intervention with 1-year follow-up. Forty-two patients with painful diabetic neuropathy were included. After randomization, the lower extremity nerves were decompressed at four sites in one limb. The contralateral limb was used as control (within… CONTINUE READING
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