The Use of Ultrasonography to Identify the Intersection of the Dorsomedial Cutaneous Nerve of the Hallux and the Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon: A Cadaveric Study.
J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
Professor and Vice Chair and Director of Anatomy Division, Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Laboratory Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV.
Terminal branches of the superficial fibular nerve are at risk of iatrogenic damage during foot surgery, including hallux valgus rigidus correction, bunionectomy, cheilectomy, and extensor hallucis longus tendon transfer. One terminal branch, the dorsomedial cutaneous nerve of the hallux, is particularly at risk of injury at its intersection with the extensor hallucis longus tendon. Iatrogenic injuries of the dorsomedial cutaneous nerve of the hallux can result in sensory loss, neuroma formation, and/or debilitating causalgia. Read More