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A 14-year-old boy complains of difficulty walking and pain over his left leg. He plays with the basketball school team and he regularly does strenuous exercise.  Examination reveals sensory loss between the first and second toes.

What is the most likely affected nerve related to this condition?

A- Superficial peroneal nerve

B- Deep peroneal nerve

C- Medial planter nerve

D- Lateral planter nerve

Answer




This is most likely a case of anterior tibial syndrome which is characterized by increase in muscle thickness and leads to compression on deep peroneal nerve which is injuries in this case causing sensory loss between the first and second toes.

The correct answer is B