Case Report

A Rare Cause of Foot Drop: Wild Boar Bits


  • Murat Zaimoğlu
  • Emre Bahir Mete
  • Eyüp Bayatlı
  • Yahya Efe Güner
  • Arda Özdemir
  • Murat Büyüktepe
  • Ümit Eroğlu

Received Date: 24.03.2023 Accepted Date: 03.05.2023 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2023;76(2):166-168

The deep branch of the common peroneal nerve, which has both deep and superficial branches, innervates the main dorsiflexors of the foot located in the anterior compartment of the leg. Therefore, a drop foot condition may occur due to peroneal nerve damage. The causes of peroneal nerve damage include blunt or penetrating trauma, compression, traction, and focal ischemia. Another rare cause is animal bites, although isolated cases of drop foot due to cat, dog, and seal bites have been reported in the literature, wild boar bites have not been reported before. This case report describes a rare case of a patient who presented to our clinic with a diagnosis of drop foot due to a wild boar bite.

Keywords: Foot Drop, Peroneal Nerve, Neurolysis, Wild Boar

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