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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2011;6(4):318-320.
Published online October 31, 2011.
A case of superficial peroneal nerve injury, mistaken as a cellulitis following acupuncture and moxibustion: A case report
Suk Ju Cho, Jae Hun Kim, Hye Jin Kim, Pyung Bok Lee
1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Konkuk University Hospital, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
We experienced a peroneal nerve injured patient who has continuing pain, allodynia, hyperalgesia, and edema as a major painful nature developed after acupuncture and moxibustion. After she was referred to our pain clinic, she received combination treatment with medication, lumbar sympathetic ganglion block, continuous lumbar epidural block, peroneal nerve block, and intravenous ketamine infusion. Now, the symptoms have improved enough for everyday life. It seems that early correct diagnosis and appropriate therapy are important in nerve injury and neuropathic pain.
Key Words: Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nerve injury, Neuropathic pain, Peroneal nerve

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