Popliteus muscle hemorrhage as a rare cause of a proximal tibial neuropathy

Elliot L. Dimberg, Devon I. Rubin, Cedric J. Ortiguera, Kathleen D. Kennelly

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Proximal tibial neuropathy is an uncommon focal mononeuropathy that is most often caused by trauma, ischemia, or neoplastic infiltration or compression of the tibial nerve. We report a patient who presented with a tibial neuropathy following a leg injury, which initially mimicked a lumbosacral radiculopathy but which was the result of a proximal tibial neuropathy. Electrophysiologic studies confirmed a proximal tibial neuropathy and MRI revealed a popliteus muscle hemorrhage with mass effect on the tibial nerve. Following conservative management the patient had little recovery of function after 15 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-521
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Electromyography
  • Mononeuropathy
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Popliteus muscle
  • Tibial neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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