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Board Review Neurology

Failed Nerve Decompression

Guido LaPorta, DPM, MS

Guido LaPorta, DPM, MS discusses tarsal tunnel syndrome and nerve decompression. Dr LaPorta begins by reviewing diagnosis and staging of nerve injury and discusses surgical correction and nerve decompression in detail. He focuses on what to do if the surgery fails including diagnosis and treatment of temporary, partial and no relief of symptoms.

CPME (Credits: 0.75)

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Define tarsal tunnel syndrome and discuss how it is diagnosed
  2. Review the staging of nerve injury and discuss the pathophysiology and nerve regeneration associated with each stage
  3. Identify common causes of failed nerve decompression including those that cause only temporary relief of symptoms, partial relief, and no relief of symptoms
  4. Discuss in detail how a neurostimulator is placed and what patient population it should be reserved for
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  • CPME (Credits: 0.75)

    PRESENT eLearning Systems, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

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    Release Date: 01/01/2016 Expiration Date: 12/31/2018

  • Author
  • Guido LaPorta, DPM, MS

    Director Podiatric Medical Education
    Community Medical Center
    Scranton, PA

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    Guido LaPorta has nothing to disclose.