Dr. Blacklidge completed a fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery in 2004 with Dr. A. Lee Dellon at John’s Hopkins Medical Center.
Dr. Dellon pioneered lower extremity nerve decompression procedures for people with compression neuropathies.
Often times peripheral neuropathies (numbness and tingling) have a focal site of compression contributing to the nerve dysfunction. The pressure on the nerve can be lessened by a procedure similar to a carpal tunnel release in the wrist. Once the pressure is released and any other contributing medical condition is controlled the nerve can function more normally.
Dr. Blacklidge has maintained an interest in lower extremity nerve surgery and performs these procedures frequently.