Injury of other specified nerves at lower leg level can be caused by a variety of factors including direct trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or a sports injury; entrapment of a nerve due to a foreign body; or compression of the nerve due to a cast or splint.
Injury of other specified nerves at lower leg level is usually diagnosed based on the patient’s history and physical examination. X-rays, CT scans, EMG and/or nerve conduction studies may be performed to confirm the diagnosis.
Other potential causes of lower leg nerve injury include peripheral neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, genetic factors, and diabetes.
Treatment for injury of other specified nerves at lower leg level is based on the severity of the injury and can include physical therapy, bracing, medications, surgery, and/or nerve grafts.
The prognosis for injury of other specified nerves at lower leg level depends on the extent of the injury and the type of treatment received. In general, prognosis is good with appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.