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doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000057
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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

Saxena, Shashank MD*; So, Sokopoleak MD; Williams, Brian A. MD, MBA; Mangione, Michael P. MD

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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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