Peroneal nerve release of the knee is a procedure that releases compression in the peroneal nerve. The tibial nerve wraps around the knee and slides as the knee moves, however, individuals with peroneal nerve entrapment, this nerve can become inflamed. This inflammation can cause debilitating pain that worsens with movement, and could become permanently damaged if left untreated.
Individuals with peroneal nerve entrapment may experience a variety of symptoms including numbness, muscle weakness, and neuropathic pain running down the leg. Peroneal nerve release decompresses the nerve at the fibular head.