Claudication, lower extremity

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DDx

  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis (neurogenic or pseudoclaudication)
  • Deep-vein thrombosis
  • Lumbar disk disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Nocturnal leg cramps
  • Arterial embolism
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Unilateral claudication in young, athletic person: popliteal artery entrapment, trauma, compression by Baker's cyst, popliteal adventitial cystic disease

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Last updated: December 1, 2014