Iatrogenic superior gluteal mononeuropathy

Authors

  • Peter D. Donofrio MD,

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    1. Department of Neurology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1078, USA
    • Department of Neurology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1078, USA
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  • Shawn J. Bird MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Dean G. Assimos MD,

    1. Department of Urology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
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  • Donald D. Mathes MD

    1. Department of Anesthesia, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
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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

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