Sonography-guided recording for superficial peroneal sensory nerve conduction study

Ki Hoon Kim, Byung Kyu Park, Dong Hwee Kim, Yuntae Kim

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    Introduction: We sought to establish the optimal recording position for antidromic conduction of the superficial peroneal nerve (SPN) by using ultrasonography (USG). Methods: The sensory nerve action potentials (SNAPs) of the intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve (IDCN) and medial dorsal cutaneous nerve (MDCN) in 64 limbs of 32 healthy participants were recorded (nerve conduction study [NCS]-1). Both nerves were identified by using USG, and the SNAPs were obtained from the USG-guided repositioned electrodes (NCS-2). Results: The IDCN and MDCN were located at 29.3% ± 5.1% and 43.9% ± 4.9% of the intermalleolar distance from the lateral malleolus, respectively. Significantly greater amplitude was shown for SNAPs of both nerves in NCS-2 versus NCS-1. Discussion: The optimal recording position is likely to be lateral, one-third from the lateral malleolus for the IDCN, and just lateral to the midpoint of the intermalleolar line for the MDCN. When the SPN response is unexpectedly attenuated, USG-guided repositioning of the electrodes should be considered. Muscle Nerve 57: 628–633, 2018.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)628-633
    Number of pages6
    JournalMuscle and Nerve
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr

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    • intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve
    • medial dorsal cutaneous nerve
    • nerve conduction study
    • superficial peroneal nerve
    • ultrasonography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
    • Physiology (medical)


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