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Keywords:

  • superior gluteal neuropathy;
  • mononeuropathy;
  • nerve injury;
  • iatrogenic

Abstract

Injuries to the superior gluteal nerve (SGN) have been reported as a result of trauma, pyriformis muscle entrapment, injections, and lumbar lordosis and inadequate back stabilization. We report 3 patients who developed isolated SGN injuries, 1 after a partial nephrectomy and 2 following revision of a total hip arthroplasty. SGN should be suspected in anyone developing an abnormal gait after hip or pelvic surgery or after prolonged lateral decubitus positioning. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Muscle Nerve 21: 1794–1796, 1998