J Clin Neurosci 2021 Aug 23;90:36-38. Epub 2021 May 23.
Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 300 Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria 3000, Australia; Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. Electronic address:
Ischaemic neuropathy is a rare phenomenon given the rich arterial collateral supply afforded to peripheral nerves by the vasa nervorum. We report an unusual case of unilateral foot drop secondary to long-segment popliteal artery occlusion. Without expedient vessel imaging and revascularisation of the occluded artery, this reversible cause of neurological deficit would likely have resulted in a poor functional outcome for our patient. Read More