Peroneal Mononeuropathy Resulting From Soft Knee Immobilizer Use After Arterial Embolization

Tyler Tancredi, Michael Akinyemi, Michelle Rohde, Allene S. Burdette, Leslie B. Scorza

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Abstract

Soft knee-immobilizing devices are commonly used after radiologic procedures that require femoral access. They are used for patients who are deemed to be at a higher risk for complications (specifically, hematoma) because of an inability to keep their knee extended and their leg still after arteriography. We report a case of a 68-year-old female who presented with a pathologic subtrochanteric left hip fracture resulting from a highly vascularized lytic lesion necessitating transarterial embolization before surgical repair could be undertaken. Postprocedurally, the patient developed right peroneal neuropathy and right foot drop potentially as a result of a soft knee-immobilizing device placed on the right knee after the embolization procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radiology Nursing
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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