An Unusual Case of Footdrop: Bilateral Common Peroneal Nerve Palsy by One Bullet Gunshot Injury

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Saglam G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.359-361, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.2020.87846
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-361
  • Keywords: Common peroneal nerve, gunshot injury, foot drop, peripheral neuropaty, rehabilitation, bilateral common peroneal nerve injury
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Common peroneal nerve injuries represent the most common nerve lesions of the lower limbs. Peroneal palsy might be due to traumatic origin. However, bilateral peroneal nerve involvement in an injury is rarely seen in clinical practice. Here, the first case report of a bilateral peroneal nerve paralysis after gunshot injury is presented.